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Your voice is important
While BikePGH works on better biking and walking full time, we are only one piece of the puzzle. We still need your voice. Although we have members in every city neighborhood, it’s necessary for residents to contact their elected officials with problems, praises, and making sure that they are aware of your desire to live in a walkable, bikeable neighborhood. Our message is amplified when citizens take the time to contact decision makers.
This theme is based on Pillar 3 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer vehicles. Notwithstanding global efforts to the contrary, the type of road mobility that is in place throughout the world still fosters an unbearable number of deaths, serious injuries and illnesses every year, both as the immediate consequence of road traffic crashes and through air pollution.
Learn in a fun and interactive event about progress implementing your Uptown EcoInnovation District Plan! There will also be opportunities to share your important priorities for the community plan.
Uptown Partners will be joined by stakeholders from the Uptown Task Force who are working collaboratively to advance projects and initiatives in the Community, Development, Infrastructure, and Mobility sections of the Uptown EcoInnovation District Plan.
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00-8:00 PM Refreshments provided! Location: TDB
PITT'S INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN AT A DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES MEETING
PITT'S INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN AT A DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES MEETING
11/18/2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm 32 Oak Hill Court, Conference Room, 2nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning is hosting a public meeting alongside OPDC and the Hill District's Registered Community Organization (RCO)—the Hill CDC—to collect further feedback on the University of Pittsburgh's Institutional Master Plan (review the draft plan).
Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 32 Oak Hill Court, Conference Room, 2nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Parking is available and the location is accessible by the 81 and 83 bus lines. If you or your neighbors need a ride, call our office at 412.621.7863 to arrange a car pool. Please help us spread the word by telling your neighbors about this opportunity to speak up for your neighborhood.
Where: Location varies. Please email SSSmartStreets@gmail.com or the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SSSmartStreets/ to find the meeting.
Description: SSSS meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at a different neighborhood location, in order to get to know our neighborhood and its needs and assets! Our mission is to achieve safer streets, walkways, steps, and infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, improving the quality of life of residents, employees, and guests of Pittsburgh’s South Side.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns, and ideas. And, please join us!!
11/21/2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Center of Life, 161 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207, USA
Mon-Oakland Mobility Public Process: Please join us for a Public Meeting with DOMI
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure invites you to attend and participate in a Public Meeting for the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project. The meeting will include an update on the progress and current status of the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project. We will also seek feedback on specific elements of the project.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Doors Open: 6:00 pm Presentation: 6:30 pm Location: Center of Life (161 Hazelwood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15207)
11/23/2019 @ 9:00am - 2:30pm Jeron X. Grayson Community Center, 1852 Enoch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Centre Ave. Redevelopment Projects Feedback Event
Attention Community Residents and Stakeholders!
Councilman Lavelle and the URA invite you to a community meeting to review and share your feedback on proposed development projects for Centre Avenue in the Hill District. In addition, Councilman Lavelle and the URA will also discuss the future of the Centre Heldman Shopping Plaza.
The presentations and discussion will take place at the Jeron X Grayson Center, 1852 Enoch Street, this Saturday, November 23, from 9am to 2:30pm. All interested residents, stakeholders and developers are encouraged to attend this community meeting. Food will be provided. Thank you.
11/25/2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sharpsburg Borough Hall, 1611 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, USA
The Allegheny Bike/Ped Corridor Committee is a citizen-led advocacy initiative to create Allegheny River communities with healthy, safe and accessible non-motorized connections for all ages. Current membership is from Aspinwall, Sharpsburg, and O'Hara and we are seeking participation from adjoining communities along the Allegheny River.
11/26/2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm East End Book Exchange, 4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, United States
Our group came together because we care about Bloomfield. We wanted to make the most of Bloomfield’s great characteristics as a walkable and vibrant neighborhood. Though, we were also concerned about the challenges that come from so many people traveling throughout Bloomfield everyday. We decided that our group would work to make the most of these unique characteristics by advocating for infrastructure enhancements to Bloomfield streets that balances all the ways people get around--whether they are on a bike, on a bus, in a car, or on foot.
If you want to learn more, come to our meetings! We meet at 6:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the East End Book Exchange (4754 Liberty Ave).
You can also email us at BloomfieldStreets@gmail.com.
Please join us at our next meeting and help us ensure that Bloomfield is an accessible place for all people – no matter their form of transportation.
11/27/2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Ross Township Community Center Board Room, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive; Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Our meetings are the 4th Wednesday of every month. The Committee is working on ways to make Ross Township residents more connected to our numerous amenities and the entire region via improved sidewalks, trails, and bike routes.
Contact: Joe Brandt email@example.com
The key people to focus on are your elected officials, your employer, and government agencies.
Locally, the most important individuals to connect with are Mayor Bill Peduto (click here to email him) and Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald (click here to email him). Call their office, send a letter, or email them stating that you’re a voter and that it’s important to you to make our region’s streets, business districts, and places of employment more bike friendly.
Next, in order of importance, is your city councilperson. It’s the councilperson’s job to represent the interests of the specific neighborhood(s) in which they got elected. They can’t represent those interests if they don’t know what matters to their constituents (i.e. you). So, if you care about making Pittsburgh a better place to ride a bike please take a second to find out who your councilperson is, and write him or her and tell them that you’d like your neighborhood to be made more bike-friendly! Most likely, you’ll be surprised at how engaged they are and the response you’ll receive.
Here are some talking points:
Implement the City of Pittsburgh Bicycle Plan
Install bike lanes whenever possible
Calm traffic using speed humps, “your speed is” signs, pedestrian bump outs better crosswalks, and pedestrian signals
THANK THEM!!!! If you see something you like, let them know! They get a lot of complaints, so praises go really far!
Write a Letter to the Editor
Anyone who’s read the comments section of our local newspapers know that we have a long way to go for people to accept biking on city streets. That’s why it’s crucial that we write to our papers when issues arise, or if new infrastructure that you like has been installed. Otherwise, only the voices of opposition are being heard.