Beacon St Bike Lanes Wightman St to Shady Ave

Expanding the Network

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PUBLIC MEETING – Thursday, April 8: Beacon St Extension

The Project

The Beacon St Bike Lanes are part of the overall Shadyside-Squirrel Hill network of projects, and seeks to add bike facilities on Beacon St, between Wightman St and Shady Ave. The improvements have been identified in the City’s 2020 Bike(+) Plan.

The project will extend the existing Beacon St bike lanes and connect to the Wightman St bike lanes.

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 on this stretch of road that the project aims to mitigate and improve for all users.

Additionally, the route will improve access to destinations such as Schenley and Frick Parks, Giant Eagle, Murray Ave business district, Taylor Allderdice High School, and 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 Beacon St?

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified Beacon St as a street that residents would like to see these changes. Beacon St is a natural missing connection 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.

Background Data

Project Factsheet (search for project)