Manchester-Chateau Network and FAQs

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The Project

The Manchester-Chateau Network of projects involve a series of streets (Fulton, Juniata & Manhattan) that could see a number of improvements, mostly within the heavily residential Manchester neighborhood, that will not only aim to reduce automobile speeds in front of people’s homes, but also provide less stressful biking and walking connectivity within and through the neighborhood. This project is part of an overall Northside Network plan.

Concurrently, there is an EPA program to provide safe and environmentally-friendly connections between Manchester, Chateau and the riverfront, that is first planning to improve the non-motorized connection under the State Route 65 underpass.

The Manchester and Chateau 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 Manchester Chateau Neighborhood plan, will help address these issues.

This network of streets, proposed in the Manchester Chateau Neighborhood Plan and the Bike(+) Plan as Fulton, Juniata & Manhattan, will provide better access to: the Chateau and Manchester neighborhoods and the Chateau Trail, important corridors for accessing Downtown Pittsburgh and North Shore amenities; Central Northside and CCAC; and bicycling infrastructure on Brighton Rd and improved access to Riverview Park and Brighton Heights.

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

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 cluster of streets?

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

The recently adopted Manchester Chateau Neighborhood Plan as well as the City’s Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified streets that residents would like to see these changes.

What is a Neighborway?

Neighborways are streets, or a series of connected streets, where motor vehicle speeds and volumes are kept low to make it more comfortable for existing residents, while also making it safer to walk, ride a bike, and for kids to play. Neighborways are located on low-volume residential streets that discourage drivers from using the street as a cut-through, while maintaining access for residents. As the streets are traffic calmed, and do not include dedicated space (like bike lanes) for bicyclists, the impact on parking or the existing street layout is minimal.

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.

If you have further questions, email:

moveforwardpgh@gmail.com