DISTRICT 8 PROJECTS

Projects

S. Dallas Avenue Traffic Calming Project

Residents of South Dallas Avenue and adjacent streets have long been advocating for improvements to the road in order to reduce speeding and calm traffic. The data collected in partnership between our office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) revealed that the median speed on the street is 37 MPH, further proving that the road is in need of investment.

Taking into account feedback from residents, the traffic team at DOMI designed changes to South Dallas Avenue from Forbes Avenue to Wilkins Avenue, including curb extension, painted medians, high-visibility crosswalks, and pedestrian refuge islands. These improvements are designed to slow down traffic and create a safer roadway for pedestrians and motorists alike. The City will analyze the street to determine if any further changes are needed.

We are also working with PennDOT and St. Bede School on changes to the state-owned portion of South Dallas Avenue (Wilkins Avenue to Penn Avenue) to create safer conditions there as well.

To see a map of improvements to be installed this year, please click here. To read notes from the public meeting held on August 1st, please click here. To view the presentation from the public meeting, please click here

Wightman Park

View the master plan here.  

Wightman Park, a neighborhood staple located off of Solway and Wightman Streets in the Squirrel Hill community, is in need of an upgrade. The park contains a ballfield, basketball courts, and various play structures. Our office is leading efforts and working with the community to renovate the park. The master plan, which was developed with the community, calls for new entry plazas, technology to mitigate stormwater runoff, a new ballfield, new play structures, and green components.  Please contact our office to learn more. 

Shadyside-Oakland Connector

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has identified the need to create a safer connection for all modes of transportation between Oakland and Shadyside. In particular, the City’s current focus is creating a safe bicycle route for users of all ages and abilities on or near the Ellsworth Avenue corridor, and a safer pedestrian experience for everyone. DOMI is analyzing several options for bicycle infrastructure and traffic calming that would provide a safe connection between Oakland’s existing bike infrastructure and points east.

With many new developments under construction and now occupied in Oakland and in other parts of the East End, there is an urgent need to reduce congestion and encourage alternative modes of transportation. The Shadyside – Oakland Connector is a potential way to do this and improve safety for all users.

View DOMI's presentation from the first public meeting, as well as presentation boards detailing the proposed options on their website here 

We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think of the project by taking this survey.  Your ideas and feedback will help shape the next round of proposals.