The City of Pittsburgh was co-hosting the workshop, and the program was agreed in consultations between the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the Pittsburgh Planning Department and Bike Pittsburgh. The city of Pittsburgh invited stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to participate in the workshop, and formed 2 teams to work on the Central Oakland 5th Avenue / Forbes Avenue Corridor. This Corridor hosts various issues and opportunities for bicycle enhancements. Possible enhancements could connect a large number of residents and stakeholders to areas of employment, education and recreation and could significantly improve the traffic efficiency and safety of the corridor. The 5th Avenue / Forbes Avenue corridor runs east to west and will include the areas between Morewood Street and Robinson Street..
After successful “ThinkBike Workshops” in 6 other US cities in 2010, 2011 and 2012 the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC has invited the Dutch Cycling Embassy to conduct another series of ThinkBike workshops in four cities in 2012.