A goal of the 2-way conversion project is to focus on safety for pedestrians, something that is currently lacking
Join the URA and weigh in on plans to convert the remaining portion of the former Penn Circle into 2-way traffic
When the The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) originally created Penn Circle, they also created a car-oriented streetscape of four lanes of one-way traffic and surface parking lots that cut the once building-dense, walkable neighborhood off from its business district. 1,200 buildings were torn down “leaving a net loss of one million square feet of real estate,” according to East Liberty Development Inc.
The URA’s attempt to reverse their mid-20th-century urban renewal failure in East Liberty is entering its next phase. They are now planning and designing the conversion of the next section of the former Penn Circle, Station St and Euclid Ave, to two-way traffic.
This project is an attempt to put the pieces back together in a neighborhood-focused way, including walkable and bikeable street design.
At an upcoming public meeting on November 1, the URA and their consultants will present the scope of the project, design elements including bicycle facilities, and will display several possible design alternatives for review and comment.
Representatives from the URA and their engineering consultant, Parsons Brinkerhoff, will be on hand to discuss.
Please join for this discussion, provide input, and learn about the next steps to complete a circulation and mobility study for East Liberty’s Western Gateway.
Two Way Conversion meeting
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
East Liberty Presbyterian Church / 116 S Highland Ave