A reminder that tonight, the City of Pittsburgh is holding a Complete Streets public meeting at 6:30 p.m., hosted by University of Pittsburgh. The Department of City Planning and the National Complete Streets Coalition will kick off the discussion around Complete Streets for Pittsburgh. Presentations include City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition; and Jeff Riegner, Complete Streets Expert and Workshop Instructor.
The event will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Hall, 4227 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 in the in the Connolly Ballroom. It is free and open to the public and officials will take questions from the audience about the process,
Regarding Safer Streets for All, Mayor Peduto said, “Making our streets safer is a critical priority. We are addressing this head on through new and renewed street infrastructure, the ongoing analysis necessary to make the right choices, and the education and enforcement initiatives to make it work.”
The kick-off meeting follows Mayor William Peduto’s April 10 Executive Order to adopt a Complete Streets policy for Pittsburgh’s public rights of way. This event will inform the community about the ongoing plans behind its Complete Streets policy and how this policy will guide transportation investments in ways that benefit all residents, businesses, visitors and the environment.
Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The city already has taken some steps that would be part of the Complete Streets policy, such as walk signals at more traffic lights Downtown and trying to identify the five most dangerous intersections so improvements can be made.
City-Wide “Complete Streets” Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Hall, 4227 5th Avenue, in the Connolly Ballroom