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Connecting the Chateau Trail to Riverview Park
The Upper Northside Three Rivers Heritage Trail Connection is part of the overall Northside network of projects, and seeks to add bike facilities and traffic calming on a series of streets including Westhall St, Preble Ave, Eckert St, Mcclure Ave, and Woods Run Ave to make for a safer link to Riverview Park – very popular bicycling destination. 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 connecting to Riverview Park, and make it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other. These streets are a popular bike route, yet many hazards still exist. 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.
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 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 these streets that residents would like to see changed. This is the natural connection to/from the Chateau Trail, and is a missing connection toward an overall safe bike network, and more safely connects residents to Riverview Park.
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.