The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has been installing Curb Extensions and/or “Bump Outs” to help add clarity to streets and to provide added safety for pedestrians at key locations. Bump outs are one tool that traffic engineers can use to “calm traffic” and increase safety along a corridor.
You may have noticed some new signs and speed humps in the South Side. This is the City’s first “Neighborway,” a new street type in the City of Pittsburgh. Neighborways are a new tool that the City is using in order to build out a connected citywide bike network, something that is getting increasingly more difficult as the wider streets got outfitted with bike lanes, leaving the narrower residential streets to fill the gaps.
It’s been a long slog, spanning two Administrations, countless public meetings, open houses, and pop-up events, but the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has released the draft of their citywide Bike(+) Master Plan. It is now up for final review and comment.