The organizers of Pittsburgh’s annual Bike Fest might have been happy about conditions in downtown yesterday. The streets were closed to local traffic starting late Wednesday, and will remain blocked until the G-20 summit closes later this evening. The majority of the Golden Triangle is still open to pedestrians and bicycles though, and if you’re able to ignore mounted police, state troopers in riot gear, SWAT cars, and helicopters, the streets feel like an organized bicycle cyclovia.
The following photos were taken throughout the day yesterday in downtown Pittsburgh. For good coverage of the protester/police clashes in Lawrenceville and Oakland, visit the Post-Gazette.
More photos and stories tomorrow, when its all over.
By Andrew Moore