Please help us celebrate Mike Kotyk’s new endeavor! Our good friend and valued coworker Mike is leaving Pashek Associates to focus his time and effort on the Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Cafés. As many of you know, several years ago Mike opened OTB Bicycle Café on the Southside. Given his success with the first restaurant, he opened a second, OTB North Park, located in Allegheny County’s historic North Park Boathouse. Balancing time with two wonderful children, his wife Erin, a full-time job at Pashek Associates and two restaurants has been a tremendous challenge. Therefore, he has decided to focus entirely on his family and the restaurants. Mike’s last day with Pashek Associates is December 23rd.
Mike has been with us for more than ten years. During that time, many of you had the great pleasure to collaborate with Mike on greenway, trail and pedestrian & bicycle projects. As an avid bicyclist, Mike always worked with our clients to develop creative solutions for expanding pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the communities where we have worked. Also during his tenure, his unparalleled GIS mapping skills have literally placed us “on the map.” We have received comments from many of our clients calling our maps the “best they have ever seen.”
Mike also played an important role in Pashek Associates’ becoming a Bicycle Friendly Employer & Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and encouraging our staff to bicycle more as part of our daily routine. As you may have noticed in our blog posts, we have certainly embraced the bicycling culture.
Please join us in wishing Mike the best of luck with his restaurants. We look forward to visiting OTB Bicycle Cafés within our region and potentially throughout the U.S in the not too distant future.
Meanwhile, back at Pashek Associates, we will continue to provide high quality GIS mapping to our clients and a commitment to integrate all modes of transportation within our work.
Best Wishes Mike!