A Breakdown of Traffic Calming Tools

Pay attention to these traffic calming techniques that may show up on a street near you! Pittsburghers are now getting used to seeing speed humps pop up on their streets. While the effect of speed humps are obvious, there are other tools in the traffic engineer’s toolkit to also help slow vehicles to the speed limit. Design guides such as …

City Paper: Why Pittsburgh is redesigning streets to help drivers slow down

Photo: Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh City Paper spotlights Pittsburgh’s traffic calming efforts Pittsburgh city officials, particularly the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, have been very busy the last couple of years working on efforts to make dozens of streets, intersections, and corridors in the city safer for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users. And those efforts have really sped …

Next Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh is getting new bike-friendly streets called Neighborways

Next Pittsburgh digs into Pittsburgh’s newest street type, the low-stress Neigborway People have strong opinions about any new bike lanes in Pittsburgh. But there’s a new piece of bike infrastructure coming to the city, called the Neighborway, that seems like it will be an easier sell. For one, it doesn’t affect street parking. Secondly, it promotes traffic calming on residential …

Sept. 30: Learn about Neighborways at a Virtual Summit

Muriel St, part of the South Side Neighborway

Join the City’s DOMI to learn about their newest street type, the Neighborway UPDATE: The first Neighborway Summit was a success! Check out the video below to find watch the Summit and learn about Neighborways. Click here to see the presentation. The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is hosting a virtual Neighborways Summit on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at …

Results of N Euclid Neighborway Pilot Project

Map showing the project extents from Bunker Street to Station Street as well as the location of traffic circles and other nearby bike routes, for more information please see the full project page linked at the end of this page.

As part of the N Euclid Neighborway Project, DOMI ran a pilot of the Neighborhood Traffic Circles at four intersections along the corridor. The pilot has been up for a month, and during that time, DOMI collected data, interviewed stakeholders and neighbors, and took video footage to analyze the effect of the intervention. These results below were originally presented on …

Final 10-Year Bike(+) Plan Released and Pittsburgh Moves Toward Rapid Implementation

After five years of development and consultation with hundreds of local stakeholders across scores of neighborhoods, today the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure released the final 2020 10-year “Bike(+) Plan.” This guiding document updates and extends the network that began twenty years ago with the adoption of the city’s last 10-year bicycle master plan in 1999. “Now …

City introduces new ‘Neighborways’ street type in the South Side

Muriel St, part of the South Side Neighborway

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.