P-G: Downtown Pittsburgh streets to receive $32 million facelift


Image courtesy of Envision Downtown

Last night Mayor Peduto announced, Envision Downtown a new initiative to improve Downtown streets at the Pittsburgh Downtown partnership annual meeting.

More information about Envision Downtown can be found on their website.

You can join the conversation by using the social media hashtag #YouEnvision to share how you envision Downtown.

Check out Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s coverage of the announcement.

By Diana Nelson Jones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Mayor Bill Peduto announced a comprehensive transportation and place-making initiative for Downtown streets at Thursday’s annual meeting of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

“Envision Downtown starts today,” he told a packed ballroom at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. “In the next five years, the city will invest $35 million to [begin to] make our streets complete streets.”

The amount is closer to $32 million in capital expenditures earmarked by the city over the next five years, according to Mr. Peduto’s press secretary, Tim McNulty. These include upgrading traffic signals, street and sidewalk improvements, bike sharing and bike lanes.

The intent is to make streets safer, more aesthetic, designed with the latest traffic technology to reduce congestion, with better networking of transportation modes and programming to induce more public interaction, public events and public art.”

Read the full article on the Post-Gazette website.

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