Northside Cluster

A wholistic approach to neighborhood connectivity


  • You can provide feedback on this project until 12/18/20 on the City’s EngagePGH site.

December 1, 2020: Join the Northside Walk/Ride Monthly Meeting, 6pm. DOMI team will be going over project with the Northside Leadership Conference’s Bike/Ped Committee.

November 18, 2020: DOMI presented at the Greening America’s Communities – Manchester Chateau meeting. VIEW PRESENTATIONVIEW VIDEO

The Project

The Northside Cluster of projects involve a series of streets that could see a number of improvements that will create less stressful biking and walking connectivity within and through the neighborhoods, mostly in and around Manchester and Chateau. Concurrently, there is an EPA program to provide safe and environmentally-friendly connections between Manchester, Chateau and the riverfront that is planning to first 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.

Initial improvements that DOMI is looking at include:

  • Brighton Road Bike Lanes Phase 2
  • California Ave – Phase 1 & 2
  • Fulton, Juniata & Manhattan Neighborway
  • North Ave bike facilities
  • Columbus Ave bike facilities

This network of streets will provide better access to: the Chateau and Manchester neighborhoods and the Chateau Trail, important corridors for accessing Downtown Pittsburgh and North Shore amenities; Ohio River Neighborhoods; Central Northside and CCAC; bicycling infrastructure on Brighton Rd and improved access to Riverview Park and Brighton Heights.

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, or other traffic calming features.

If you have further comments or questions:

FAQs about the projects

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 this cluster of streets?

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

The recently adopted Manchester Chateau Neighborhood Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified streets that residents would like to see these changes. Additionally, there is an EPA grant that intends to create “green corridors” that are not only safer for walking and biking, but also include environmentally sustainable features to manage stormwater runoff.