Connectivity is key in creating walking and biking communities
The Kenmawr Bridge, a fairly unassuming bridge that carries Braddock Ave over some railroad tracks in Swissvale, is due to be replaced in the near future. You may recognize the bridge as the sidewalk along Braddock Ave, as you approach Rankin, that is completely blocked by fencing.
Many who live in the area want to make sure to do their due diligence and collect comments from community members to make sure that the new bridge will accommodate people who bike and walk. This is especially important because there are plans in the works to make a nice biking and walking ramp from the Rankin Bridge down to the Carrie Furnace site, and it’s important that the connections into the neighborhood are seamless.
This project is on our region’s transportation project list.
This comment period will remain open until Friday, July 18th at 4pm.
Some sample text:
The Kenmawr Bridge in Swissvale is important for non-motorized transportation like walking and biking. Any new bridge should include accommodations for people who walk and bike. It’s important to also consider that there is a need to integrate this bridge project into the existing Rankin Bridge and the planned ramp that will provide access to the Carrie Furnace site.
Comments will also be received at public meetings, or by standard mail or fax (412) 391-9160. You may send comments via standard mail to:
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Two Chatham Center
112 Washington Place, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3451
c/o: 2015-2018 Draft TIP Comments
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