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Circulation and Mobility Community Planning Process

This community process is helping to move forward the Connectivity "Action Step" from the 2010 East Liberty Community Plan.

The final report of the East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Action Plan, Phase One: Walkability, Accessibility, and Parking is now available! Find it here.

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East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Vision-to-Action Final Meeting

The final meeting for the East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Vision-to-Action was held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's East Liberty branch December 3, 2013.

Stefani Danes from the Remaking Cities Institute spoke to the East Liberty Walkability and Accessibility Study process including: a summary of the community input from the October 22, 2013 workshop; a summary of the community input from the public survey; and the high priority, potential locations/recommendations for walkability and accessibility improvements.

Philip Baron from Walker Parking Consultants did the same for the East Liberty Parking Study process: a summary of the community input from the October 3, 2013 workshop; a summary of the community input from the public survey; and the high priority, potential locations/recommendations for parking improvements.

A poster session followed the presentations to allow meeting attendees to ask the consultants and research team questions, and to provide the public input on the potential recommendations.

Please check out the materials from the final meeting at the bottom of the page!

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We need to hear about your experiences and preferences around walkability, accessibility, and parking with this short survey! This input will be critical to the success of these community-driven processes. The survey will influence the results reported out at the final community meeting for the East Liberty Walkability & Accessibility Study and Parking Study Tuesday, December 3. For more information on this meeting, contact Loralyn Fabian (loralyn.fabian[at]eastliberty.org) or at 412-361-8061 ext. 28.

East Liberty Walkability & Accessibility Study Workshop

The East Liberty Walkability & Accessibility Study workshop October 22, 2013 allowed the community to fully review the existing conditions walkability & accessibility inventory collected by the Remaking Cities Institute with the research team present. The research team walked the room through this work completed to date, then the community had the opportunity to review. 

Community members also learned about:  Pittsburgh's zoning code in regards to walkability & accessibility; which partners are responsible for maintenance in the public rights-of-way; and what variables in the landscape contribute to or detract from the pedestrian experience: safety, destinations, sidewalk condition, traffic speeds, spatial enclosure/visual interest, parking, etc. 

Community assets and issues in regards to East Liberty walkability & accessibility were determined by the community. This community member and partner input will be critical to the success of the East Liberty Walkability & Accessibility Study process.

Please check out the workshop presentation, agenda, and activity materials at the bottom of the page!

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East Liberty Parking Study Workshop

The East Liberty Parking Study workshop October 3, 2013 allowed the community to fully review the existing conditions parking inventory collected by Walker Parking Consultants with the consultants present. The consultants walked the room through this work completed to date, then the community had the opportunity to review.Community values, users, assets, and issues, regarding East Liberty parking, were determined by the community. Goals for the East Liberty Parking Study were also explored.

Community members also learned about Pittsburgh's zoning code and parking system, as well as East Liberty's parking landscape: supply, ownership, access, and occupancy levels.

This community member and partner input will be critical to the success of the East Liberty Parking Study process.

Please check out the workshop presentation, agenda, and activity materials at the bottom of the page!

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East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Vision-to-Action Kickoff Meeting

 

The East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Vision-to-Action kickoff meeting was held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty August 21, 2013. It was a huge success with over 100 attendees! Don Carter from the Remaking Cities Institute spoke to the purpose and process of the East Liberty Walkability and Accessibility Study, and Philip Baron from Walker Parking Consultants did the same for the East Liberty Parking Study.

The crowd was a diverse mix of community residents, property owners, developers, community development corporations, and representatives from local institutions and businesses (including Thrill Mill, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and the Mosites Company among others).

A great deal of East Liberty partners also participated, including the following: the Department of City Planning, the East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Bike Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Health Department, Rep. Ed Gainey's office, City Council Districts 8 and 9, PennDOT District 11, Allegheny County Economic Development, and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Please check out the kickoff meeting presentation at the bottom of the page!

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East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Vision Public Workshop

The East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Vision comprehensively defines our community's needs as they pertain to circulation and mobility. Its purpose is to guide future, comprehensive transportation planning in our neighborhood that will allow all types of people to travel to and move around the neighborhood, safely and smoothly, by any mode they choose. The East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Vision exists to ensure that future transportation planning improves our community's quality of life.

Please check out the final East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Vision at the bottom of the page!

The photos above are from the August 2nd, 2012 public meeting.

Comments

by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2014

I believe the data regarding a parking "surplus" is misleading.  There may indeed be a number of vacant parking spots in the pm, but most of these are off limits unless you are parking specifically for that merchant/mall.  IE Eastside, Target, AAA.  This coupled with the ever increasing and infuriating number of reserved valet parking spaces is making it more and more difficult to get to the central core of the nightlife/restaurant district, namely Penn Circle South at Highland.  There needs to either be a ban or at least limit on valet parking blockades, or they should be communally shared by all neighboring businesses.  Additionally, the vast number of "empty" parking lot spots owned by the larger businesses or shopping malls, should be made open after a certain hour...IE 6pm. 

by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2012

First, this is a wonderful plan; one that is sorely needed in our quickly developing neighborhood. 

The pedestrian situation around Target is currently dangerous and simply does not work well.  There really needs to be a dedicated walk light, and drivers coming from all directions, but specifically from Center onto Penn, need to be reminded that pedestrians have the right of way.  In particular, I think vehicles feel as though they are going straight rather than making a right onto Penn, so from a vehicles perspective, even when the walk sign is white, it seems as if pedestrians are walking against the light.  The whole pedestrian situation there is simply sad.

Additionally, I believe there should be a (short) left turn light from Center onto Highland, and that the left turn light from Penn Circle onto Penn (near target entrance) needs to be much longer.

Thank you!

Courtney Bryant