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The City of Pittsburgh wants your input for the MovePGH Plan
The Department of City Planning is currently creating the first ever Comprehensive Plan for the 250+ year old City called PlanPGH. The plan includes a transportation section called MOVEPGH, which launched the ambitious public outreach component earlier in the year.
MOVEPGH’s purpose is simple: Provide a transportation network that is safe and efficient while meeting the City’s commercial, residential and recreational needs. At its essence, MOVEPGH is a vision of the City’s transportation network for 2035.
MOVEPGH Workshop #4 is the last of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public design workshops to be held around the City over a period of six months.
Get involved and shape your community! If you think that the City should incorporate biking and walking facilities in this 25-year plan, it is extremely important that you show up. This document will form the basis of what projects the City will pursue in the near future.
MOVEPGH Community Workshop #4 is focused on transportation issues related to the East End neighborhoods. This large area spans neighborhoods from Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods. This large area includes all the neighborhoods between the rivers (except for Downtown/Lower Hill and the riverfronts. (Click here to view a map of the workshop focus geographies).
The workshop is open to the public – even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team for an open and interactive discussion about walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more. For workshop #4, the City has added biking and walking audits where you can go out with the planning team to assess the state of non-motorized transportation.
They need your input–drop in anytime during the times shown below and stay as long as you like!
Workshop #4 Schedule:
Download a flyer for the Workshop here – feel free to print, distribute, post, etc.!
Workshop #4 Open House: See the MOVEPGH team at work & provide input
– Three open sessions – provides a great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!
- Monday, August 6 11:00AM – 7:00PM
- Tuesday, August 7 11:00AM – 5:30PM
- Wednesday, August 8 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, [map]
Workshop #4 Wrap-Up Event: Summarizes all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.
- Wednesday, August 8 6:00-8:00PM
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, [map]
New! Neighborhood Biking & Walking Audits: Resident input is needed! Join us for walking and biking audits as we tour East End neighborhoods. This is your chance to take a walk or ride a bike with your neighbors and engage in discussion that improves the City’s pedestrian and bicycle friendliness.
Tours will begin at the East Liberty Carnegie Library and will canvass adjacent neighborhoods. There are five times to choose from!
- Sunday, August 5 4:00PM
- Monday, August 6 12:00PM
- Monday, August 6 6:00PM
- Tuesday, August 7 12:00PM
- Tuesday, August 7 6:00PM
Full information is available on the MOVEPGH site.
About the MOVEPGH Design Workshops:
MOVEPGH Workshop #4 is the last of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public design workshops to be held around the City over the next six months. Each workshop will highlight different portions of the City of Pittsburgh–Click here to view the map of focus geographies of all four workshops. These “design studio” workshops will be multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public will work together to develop, design and plan solutions. TheMOVEPGH team will work all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:
- transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;
- expanding multi-modal choice;
- developing street designs and complete streets;
- creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;
- protecting areas of no change;
- expanding connectivity;
- selectively expanding vehicle capacity
Each of the four workshops will follow a similar schedule:
Day 1, 2, & 3 – Daytime Open House work sessions
Day 3 – Evening Wrap-up event
Daytime Open Houses: provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!
Evening Wrap-up Meetings: will summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.
Get ready for BikeFest, a fifteen-day celebration of bicycling, August 5th-19th. The activities kick off with Pedal Pittsburgh on August 5th’ which includes a car-free section and a finish line festival. On August 10th the Bike Fest Party returns to the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip District.
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