Mayor unveils vision for Allegheny Riverfront, includes ‘bike-friendly’ streets, bike trail and commuter rail

Commuter rail and “bike-friendly” streets and bike trail, oh my.

Monday, February 14, 2011
By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today released a comprehensive report on redevelopment of the Allegheny Riverfront corridor from the Strip District to Highland Park.

The 77-page “Allegheny Riverfront Vision Plan” envisions environmentally sensitive redevelopment of the corridor extending from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center east to the city line, including housing, retail, recreation and industrial uses, a commuter rail line and trolley “circulator” system.

The corridor has vast amounts of vacant and underutilized property and a poor transportation network and does not capitalize on its proximity to the river, said the report by a consulting team led by Perkins Eastman Associates. The document follows nearly two years of studies and meetings with property and business owners, residents, community leaders and nonprofit organizations.

Read the rest of the article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

or go directly to the City’s Allegheny Riverfront Vision Plan website

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