Marshall Ave: California Ave to Brighton Rd

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Expanding on a successful project


The Project

The Marshall Ave Climbing Lane is part of the overall Northside network of projects, and seeks to add bike facilities on Marshall Ave, between California and Brighton. The improvements have been identified in the City’s 2020 Bike(+) Plan.

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity in the bicycle network expanding upon the new Marshall Ave bike lanes, and better connecting the neighborhood to/from the Chateau Trail, making it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other. Over the past five years, there have been a significant number of crashes on this stretch of road that the project aims to mitigate and improve for all users.

The route will also improve access to destinations such as Oliver High School, Pressley Ridge Career Center, the Chateau neighborhood and business district, the Brighton Ave business district, the Marshall-California Parklet, and Kuhn’s Market.

Through key improvements, based on engineering best practices and community feedback, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users.


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 Marshall Ave?

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified Perrysville Ave as a street that residents would like to see these changes. Marshall is a natural missing connection toward an overall safe bike network, and expands upon the successful bike lane and traffic calming project further up Marshall Ave.

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.

Public Engagement Guide

Background Data

Project Factsheet (search for project)