Find out what projects are in the City’s future
For the past several months, the Department of City Planning has been working on the first ever Comprehensive Plan for the 250+ year old City called PlanPGH. The plan includes a transportation section called MOVEPGH, which we’ve been reporting about and getting bicyclists to attend.
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.
November 7-8 – MOVEPGH Prioritization Workshops
During the MOVEPGH public comment period, Pittsburgh residents and stakeholders submitted project ideas for Pittsburgh’s transportation future. Some of them are small; some are BIG! The MOVEPGH team, based on the public’s input, has assessed and prioritized these projects. Here’s your first chance to see how they rank.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Carnegie Library – East Liberty Branch, 130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Thursday, November 8, 2012
- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, Connelly Ballroom, First Floor, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Friday, November 9 – MOVEPGH Peer Cities Summit
Join the Department of City Planning and representatives of some of the most innovative transportation projects of the last several decades at MOVEPGH’s Peer Cities Summit. The City is hosting key players of innovative transportation projects including Milwaukee’s Park East Freeway, Chicago’s Bicycle Program and Cincinnati’s The Banks. The Summit will offer an opportunity to learn how these projects achieved public buy-in, secured funding and impacted communities.
Friday, November 9, 2012
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University
5032 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Scheduled Speakers Include (click the speaker’s name for a more detailed bio):
Peter Park served as the Manager of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver where he oversaw the Denver Transit Oriented Development Strategic Plan that serves as the foundation for Denver’s future growth around FasTracks (the nation’s largest regional transit expansion project). Prior to Denver, Peter served as City Planning Director in Milwaukee as replacement of the elevated Park East freeway with an at-grade boulevard that catalyzes new downtown development.
Scott Kubly currently serves as Managing Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, overseeing planning and project development, traffic engineering, and the bikesharing program.
Michael Moore is the Director of Transportation and Engineering for the City of Cincinnati and has served the City since 1994. He previously worked in the capacity of City Architect, where he managed several projects including the “The Banks” Street Grid, the Cincinnati Streetcar Feasibility Study, the City’s Gateway Program, and several neighborhood infrastructure and urban design projects.
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: www.bike-pgh.org/membership