River to the Allegheny Commons: Scotland Ave, Martindale St, Merchant St

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Connecting the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to Allegheny Commons Park

The Project

The Merchant St bike infrastructure project is part of the overall Northside network of projects, and seeks to add bike facilities on Merchant/Scotland/Martindale between Reedsdale and Ridge. The improvements have been identified in the City’s 2020 Bike(+) Plan as well as the Manchester Chateau Neighborhood Plan.

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity in the bicycle network connecting to bike lanes on West Ohio St, Ridge, and Brighton in the north, and the North Shore Trail to the south, making it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other.

The route will also improve access to destinations such as the North Shore business and employment district, CCAC, Allegheny Commons Park, the National Aviary, Nova Place, and the Children’s Museum.

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

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 series of streets?

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. Merchant is a natural missing connection toward an overall safe bike network.

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.

Project Factsheet (search for project)