Cities like Pittsburgh getting innovative to befriend bicyclists

When a sprawling, six-lane extension to a highway divided an old railroad town more than a decade ago, Broad Avenue became a ghost town.
Rents plummeted along the 1.4-mile street. Businesses fled until the economy tanked and desperation brought them back.
“When we moved here in 2008, the street was, well, pretty ugly,” said Pat Brown, 53, co-owner of T. Clifton Art Gallery in Memphis’ Binghampton neighborhood. “But we needed something cheap.”
Brown and fellow business owners pitched their solution to city leaders: protected bike lanes.