Pittsburgh once again finds itself on a “top list” of sustainability. Site Selection magazine just released its inaugural sustainability index where Pittsburgh is ranked 6th among metro cities based on Green Industry; number of LEED Certified projects; LEED Certified projects per capita and level of incentives support for green projects.
From the 2003 Gold-LEED certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center to its #1 ranking in farmers markets and community gardens per capita, this former steel town represents the little green engine that could; and green-savvy entrepreneurs are taking advantage of Pittsburgh’s new found status.
One such enterprise, Golden Triangle Bike Rentals, with three locations around Pittsburgh, offers eco-friendly entertainment for the whole family. With bike rentals, sales and guided tours, Golden Triangle provides a niche market for residents and visitors looking to tour Pittsburgh’s three rivers, neighborhoods and sites by wheel.
Always on the lookout for new, green alternatives in the city, I took one of Golden Triangle’s Comfort Hybrid Bikes out for a spin around the bike trails of Pittsburgh’s North Shore. With breathtaking views of Pittsburgh’s new sports stadiums, the Allegheny River and the boats docked off of Washington’s Landing, it was an ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city. Comfortable, affordable and green, I highly recommend contributing to this green-savvy entrepreneur and encouraging more like them around your cities.
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