Shadyside-Squirrel Hill Network

Connecting the central East End

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The Shadyside-Squirell Hill Network of projects involve a series of streets that could see a number of improvements to create less stressful biking and walking connectivity within and through the neighborhoods, mostly in and around Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill. 

These neighborhoods sit at the crossroads of several destinations, yet there remain significant barriers to safe walking and biking. Improvements along this cluster of streets, identified in the City’s Bike(+) Plan, will help address these issues.

This network of streets will provide better access to: the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Schenley Park, multiple business districts, grocery stores, schools, and hospitals and will also connect to existing bike infrastructure.

Through key improvements, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users. Improvements, depending on context and community input, could include such techniques as new road markings and crosswalks, Neighborways, bike lanes, protected bike lanes or other traffic calming features.

Please see the following list of proposed improvements for more details:

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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. 

Why this cluster of streets?

The neighborhoods of Shadyside, Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Bloomfield have some of the highest rates of bicycling in the City of Pittsburgh. While bike infrastructure exists in places, it is disconnected or ends abruptly. Additionally, there are high rates of crashes of all types, including fatalities. This series of streets, identified in the City’s Bike(+) Plan, among other neighborhood plans, hopes to make for a clearer, safer experience for all users of the roadway, and create a better connected network of streets to help people on bikes get around.

If you have further comments or questions:

moveforwardpgh@gmail.com