Tell Pitt what you like and don’t like about getting around Oakland
The University of Pittsburgh is currently undergoing their 2018 Master Planning process, a document that large institutions are required to update every 10 years.
Institutional master plans help set the next decade of development, set expectations, and most importantly, allow the public to have a say into these changes. Since these institutions impact their surrounding neighborhoods, they actively seek out ideas and concerns not only from their employees and students, but also from the public.
As we all know, Oakland’s streets are wide, fast and aggressive. Transportation officials and the Universities have been making significant improvements over the past few years, with the addition of bike lanes, a bike signal, and other innovative features. But, there is clearly more that can be done.
This is where you step in.
Using a map of the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus, you can leave comments about what you like, what you don’t like, and provide suggestions for improvement. Pitt is looking for comments “from students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to understand their individual experiences and issues using, navigating, learning, and working within as well as living on the Oakland Campus.”
Of particular note is the Transporation Survey, where they are seeking comments on “the conditions, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities related to the transportation network,” and may be related to anything transportation-related, for instance: crosswalks and sidewalks, accessibility, bicycle facilities and amenities (bike lanes, bike parking, bikeshare), traffic, safety, the interaction between modes of travel, and connectivity.
Be sure to attend a community meeting about the University’s Master Plan on Wednesday January 24, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the University Club Conference Room A (123 University Pl). They will be presenting updates from the project team as well as providing an opportunity to share your thoughts.
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