Thurs., May 30: Louisa St Redesign Public Meeting and Review of Draft Plans

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The City of Pittsburgh and the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) are looking to re-envision Louisa St in Oakland.

The idea is to make it a neighborhood centric street, creating a pleasant and safe walkway and bikeway through the neighborhood.  There are lots of ideas on the table, including Pittsburgh’s first “bike boulevard,” street-scaping, lighting, etc. There is also a staircase where they are looking to brighten up and beautify as well as installing the city’s first bicycle rail, to help people with bicycles ascend and descend the steps.

On May 2nd, nearly 30 people attended a public meeting to discuss a comprehensive redesign of Central Oakland’s Louisa Street steps and corridor. Community members raised several questions and concerns including parking, safety for cyclists and regular maintenance of the steps.

Your input needed!

On Thursday, May 30, Springboard Design will be presenting a draft concept plan for additional community comments.

Lousia St Redesign Public Meeting

May 30th @ 7pm

Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St

Even if you missed the first meeting, please attend on the 30th.

For more info, contact:

Oakland Planning and Development

David Zweir, 412.621.7863 ext. 14 or

You can join the conversation about the Louisa St Project on the BikePGH Messageboard.

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