Squirrel Hill East-West Connection, Schenley Park to Frick Park (formerly Beacon St project)

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FEEDBACK

PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OUTREACH

  • PAST – Thursday, April 29: Public Meeting (PRESENTATION) (VIDEO)
  • PAST – Tuesday, April 20: DOMI walk-thru of the project with residents
  • PAST – Thursday, April 8: Beacon St Extension (PRESENTATION) (VIDEO)
  • PAST – Thursday, April 1: DOMI walk-thru of the project with residents

The Project

Squirrel Hill East-West Connection, Schenley Park to Frick Park, was formerly known as the Beacon St project. Due to resident feedback, DOMI has decided to explore the feasibility of using other streets such as Bartlett, in addition to reviewing Beacon, in order to make this needed connection.

The project is part of the overall Shadyside-Squirrel Hill network of projects, and seeks to add east-west bike facilities between Shady Ave and Schenley Park. The improvements have been identified in the City’s 2020 Bike(+) Plan

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity in the Squirrel Hill bicycle network, and make it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other. There are a significant number of crashes and speeding in this corridor that the project aims to mitigate and improve for all users.

Additionally, the route will improve access to destinations such as Giant Eagle, Murray Ave business district, Taylor Allderdice High School, and ultimately the Beechwood Blvd bike lanes.

Through key improvements, based on engineering best practices and community feedback, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users.

FAQs

What is MoveForwardPGH?

MoveForwardPGH is a collaborative program between the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Bike Pittsburgh, and Healthy Ride to help rapidly implement the new Bike(+) Plan, as well as market how less stressful roadways are beneficial for everyone, regardless of how they use our streets. See the https://moveforwardpgh.org/ website for more information.

Why this connection?

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified a need for an east-west connection using Beacon St. While it’s not determined exactly which street will create the connection, this is a natural missing link in an overall safe bike network as it connects the neighborhood to other bike infrastructure on Wightman, Beacon, and Beechwood, as well as Frick and Schenley Parks.

Do you have (crash/traffic/background/other) data about this project?

We do our best to collect baseline data regarding projects as well as using the Department of City Planning’s Public Engagement Guide to help evaluate equitable, transparent and inclusive engagement. Please see the following links for more info.

Do you have (crash/traffic/background/other) data about this project? 

Background Data

Public Engagement Guide

Project Factsheet (search for project)