Pittsburgh Parking Authority First Avenue Bike & Blade

Location: Pittsburgh,  PA
Completion: 2001
Services: Architecture, Planning

The designs produced by IKM promote gatherings and interaction of biker, skaters, walkers and those who want to partake of the action along the trail. The overall design makes use of spaces between the three piers and embankment. The largest and closest to the trail housed the bike and blade station proper with a plan that projects a strong oval form towards the trail to serve as a landmark to the trail. The middle portal will provided a structure that houses public restrooms, lockers, showers and changing area. The most northerly portal was designed to house a large enclosed and secure area where one could drop off and pick up one’s own bike.