There's still time to direct the course of Pittsburgh's transportation projects for the next 25 years. Residents have until the end of the day Thursday to rank a slew of proposed projects and to provide detailed feedback on specific improvements.
Last November, a series of Prioritization Workshops were held for a list of proposed projects. An online interactive map
was then created based on those presentations.
Those projects appear on the map, color coded according to the type of improvement they represent, with categories such as intersection, bike/ped, and transit. Users are able to identify specific projects, rank its importance and priority level, as well as provide comments about each improvement.
MOVEEPGH is one of twelve components that comprises PLANPGH, the City's first ever comprehensive 25-year plan.
Project ideas were generated not only from MOVEPGH community forums, but also from existing planning documents developed by community organizations.
Each project was evaluated for various levels of effectiveness, and run through the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission’s Regional Travel Demand model.
Through prior efforts, five Community Goals were developed to measure the effectiveness of each proposed project. Those include options for enhanced mobility; supporting a diverse economy through sustainable infrastructure spending; safe, accessible, and healthy environments; projects that that support community and strengthen neighborhoods; and connections to natural and cultural destinations.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Noor Ismail