Brighton Rd Improvements and FAQ

Completing a missing link between neighborhoods

Latest Updates

  • 7/15/21: Construction could begin as early as the week of July 19
  • 3/17/21: View design proposals in the 3/17 public meeting presentation, then take a survey to give feedback on the Northside Phase 1 Cluster of projects (survey closes March 31)

The Project

The Brighton Rd Corridor project is part of the overall Northside Network of projects, and will create a safer street on Brighton, between North Ave and California Ave

These improvements will better connect both existing and proposed pieces of the Northside’s bike network including existing and future bike lanes on Brighton itself, W Ohio St, and surrounding neighborhoods. Additionally, it will create a safer link to the Allegheny Commons, park amenities, and the Community College of Allegheny County. Other neighborhood destinations along the route include: Propel Northside School; Freidmore Northside Common Ministry; Mattress Factory; Allegheny YMCA; and CACC.

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity of the Northside’s bicycle network, and make it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other.

There have been a significant number of crashes on this corridor, with 16 injuries over the past five years. Through key improvements, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users.

Improvements, depending on context and community input, could include:

  • Bike lanes: 2-way protected, buffered and/or standard
  • Speed Humps
  • Visual Narrowing and/or curb extensions 
  • Pavement marking improvements

Please see the Northside Network Page for more information and to leave comment on this project.


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 website for more information.

Why the Brighton Rd Corridor?

Proposed and Existing Northside bike network, Pittsburgh Bike(+) Plan

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified streets that residents would like to see these changes. Additionally, there are a significant number of crashes and injuries on this stretch of road that the project aims to mitigate. Additionally, this section of Brighton Rd is a missing gap between the existing Brighton bike lanes and future Brighton bike lanes.

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

We do our best to collect baseline data regarding projects to help evaluate equitable, transparent and inclusive engagement. Please see the following links for more info.

If you have further questions, email: