People said, 'Build this [Eliza Furnace] Trail and no one will come' …Now commuters use it every day and families come on weekends to blade and bike and walk.
—Tom Murphy, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA
In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing.
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
…. the bicycle boom is not a fad. It comes at (or is symptomatic of) a time when traffic jams are intolerable to commuters, heart disease kills too many sedentary executives, the population grows ever more pollution-aware and ecology-minded, and millions of people are looking to the simple pleasures of life.
—Steve Sherman, Bike Hiking, 1974
Without question, bicycling is an efficient, economical and environmentally sound form of transportation and recreation. Bicycling is a great activity for families, recreational riders and commuters. Hillary, Chelsea and I have bicycles….
—William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United State (Bicycling Magazine, 1992)
The completed Great Allegheny Passage will bring in $100 million in tourism dollars.
—Linda McKenna Boxx, President Allegheny Trail, 2013