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Important Community Plan a great place for Oakland bike advocates to plug in
Oakland is embarking on an ambitious Community Plan that aims to set the vision for what the neighborhood will look like in the future. The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is leading the charge on the project and is inviting all of their community partners to help author the 2011 Oakland Community Plan. The plan aims to find Oakland’s greatest challenges and ” produce the tools needed to remedy them.”
Between the Universities and the Hospitals, Oakland possibly has the largest concentration of cyclists, bike commuters and pedestrians, yet is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods for these activities. This is a great opportunity for bike advocates to get involved to ensure the the future of Oakland is a safe, bike-friendly one.
In fact, one of four of OPDC’s stated goals is to “further existing ideas pertaining to multi-modal transportation, including bike access as a major component.”
We encourage anyone who has a stake in Oakland to become part of this important process. You can start by attending this first meeting on Thursday, March 24.
Oakland residents/members: be on the lookout for some communications from us encouraging you to attend. If you live or work in Oakland and are interested in getting involved, please contact us as we begin our organizing efforts.
They are looking for participants that are willing to take part in and commit to a series of conversations that will help develop this plan.
Please join your Oakland friends and neighbors for free dinner and conversations about your community at the Oakland 2025 Kick-off event.
- Thursday, March 24
- 6:00m – 8:30 PM
- St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
- 419 Dithridge St
- Pittsburgh, PA 15213
See you there!
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