Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that the Department of City Planning has issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a bicycle route and signage plan. The Citywide plan will provide the City with a blue print for developing bicycle routes complete with a wayfinding and destination signage network.
City Planning will hire a consultant team to develop the plan that will identify bicycle routes that connect cyclists to the City's many neighborhoods, business districts, cultural amenities and recreational areas. The selected routes will be identified and aided by wayfinding and destination signage.
The planning process will begin this winter and is expected to be completed by summer of 2010. The plan, which is funded by the City, will be guided by public input and a Steering Committee consisting of City staff, transportation professionals and representatives from community organizations. Once the plan is completed, the City will initiate plans for installation.
The RFP is posted on the Department of City Planning's website, www.planpgh.com, and on the national and regional American Planning Association websites.
Proposals are due to City Planning by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 12th, 2009. The Steering Committee will review and score the plans to select a consultant in December.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
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