MovePGH Community Workshops: Downtown, Lower Hill, Uptown, South Side Flats, and Second Ave Corridor

The City of Pittsburgh wants your input for the MovePGH Plan

The Department of City Planning is currently creating the first ever Comprehensive Plan for the 250+ year old City called PlanPGH. The plan includes a transportation section called MOVEPGH, which launched the ambitious public outreach component earlier in the year.

MOVEPGH’s purpose is simple:  Provide a transportation network that is safe and efficient while meeting the City’s commercial, residential and recreational needs.  At its essence, MOVEPGH is a vision of the City’s transportation network for 2035.

Get involved and shape your community! If you think that the City should incorporate biking and walking facilities in this 25-year plan, it is extremely important that you show up. This document will form the basis of what projects the City will pursue in the near future.

MOVEPGH Community Workshop #2 is focused on transportation issues related to Downtown, Lower Hill, Uptown, South Side Flats, and Second Ave corridor (PGH Technology Center, ALMONO, and Hazelwood flats (Click here to view a map of all of the workshop focus geographies). The workshop is open to the public – even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team for an open and interactive discussion about walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more.

They need your input–drop in anytime during the times shown below and stay as long as you like!

Workshop #2 Schedule:

Workshop #2 Kick-off Event: Describing the week’s activities & preliminary findings

– Monday, May 14  6:00-8:00PM
– IBEW Local #5 – South Side Flats – 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Workshop #2 Open House: See the MOVEPGH team at work & provide input

– Three open sessions–drop in any time

  • Tuesday, May 15  10:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 16  10:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Thursday, May 17  10:00AM – 3:00PM

-IBEW Local #5 – South Side Flats – 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Workshop #2 Wrap-Up Event: A MOVEPGH team progress report for the week

– Thursday, May 17  6:00-8:00PM
– IBEW Local #5 – South Side Flats – 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

About the MOVEPGH Design Workshops:

MOVEPGH Workshop #2 is the second of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public design workshops to be held around the City over the next six months. Each workshop will highlight different portions of the City of Pittsburgh–Click here to view the map of focus geographies of all four workshops.  These “design studio” workshops will be multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public will work together to develop, design and plan solutions.  TheMOVEPGH team will work all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:

  • transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;
  • expanding multi-modal choice;
  • developing street designs and complete streets;
  • creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;
  • protecting areas of no change;
  • expanding connectivity;
  • selectively expanding vehicle capacity

Workshop Format:

Each of the four workshops will follow a similar schedule:

Day 1 – Evening Kick-off meeting

Day 2, 3, & 4 – Daytime Open House work sessions

Day 4 – Evening Wrap-up event

Evening Kick-off Meeting: sets the stage for the coming week, and provides a progress report on work to-date.

Daytime Open Houses: provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!

Evening Wrap-up Meetings: will summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.

Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out:

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