The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is leading the development of a Downtown Mobility Plan designed to make Downtown easier to navigate for all who work, live and visit the Golden Triangle. The Plan will analyze data and collect public input to identify issues and prioritize opportunities to improve the Downtown experience for all users, especially during peak travel times.
The Mobility Plan will build on lessons learned from Envision Downtown, an initiative launched in 2015 by Mayor William Peduto and the PDP to pilot mobility improvement projects aimed at preparing Downtown for the significant revitalization that’s occurring as a result of more than $5.2 billion in real estate and transportation investment over the last decade. The evolution of Downtown will continue to impact how people get around and experience the neighborhood with an additional $3.8 billion in investments currently in the pipeline. The Mobility Plan will identify ways to improve the pedestrian, transit, biking, vehicle, and delivery experience while prioritizing future projects to ensure Downtown continues to be a vibrant economic, cultural, and transportation hub for our region.
We want to hear from you! A series of surveys, public workshops, focus groups, and stakeholder committees will be utilized to gather insights throughout the planning process. Sign up for email notifications above, and check back regularly for more ways to provide feedback.
Stay tuned for additional engagement opportunities to be announced shortly!
Downtown Mobility Plan Public Workshop: Issues & Opportunities
at Point Park University’s JVH Auditorium in Academic Hall (201 Wood Street, Downtown Pittsburgh); Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The planning process will begin in fall 2019 and is expected to be completed in summer 2020. The tentative schedule and key milestones include:
November – January: Existing Conditions Analysis (in progress)
February – March: Guiding Principles and Goal Setting (in progress)
March – April: Street Hierarchy Map and Freight/Delivery Analysis
May – June: High Impact Project List
July: Final Plan delivery
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The Mobility Plan is guided by a management team comprised of the PDP, the City of Pittsburgh’s Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and City Planning, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, and the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission. The group recently selected a consultant team to facilitate the plan over the next year led by Arup, a global leader in urban design and mobility planning and supported by Utile, Nelson\Nygaard, SmithGroup, and MonWin Consulting, who all bring a mix of national experience and local expertise.
The Mobility Plan is funded by a $1 million grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation in service to their mission to inspire, invest in, and leverage great ideas and initiatives for outcomes that improve the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.
Reports and deliverables developed through the planning process will be posted to the website and shared via email. The Mobility Plan request for proposals (RFP) and additional background can be viewed at downtownpittsburgh.com/mobilityRFP