Office of Mayor William Peduto
Public Invited to Hear Presentations Next Week on Making Pittsburgh's Streets Safer for Everyone

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 24, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is organizing a Complete Streets public meeting on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, hosted by University of Pittsburgh. The Department of City Planning and the National Complete Streets Coalition will kick off the discussion around Complete Streets for Pittsburgh.

Presentations include City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition; and Jeff Riegner, Complete Streets Expert and Workshop Instructor.

The kick-off meeting follows Mayor William Peduto’s April 10 Executive Order to adopt a Complete Streets policy for Pittsburgh’s public rights of way. This event will inform the community about the ongoing plans behind its Complete Streets policy and how this policy will guide transportation investments in ways that benefit all residents, businesses, visitors and the environment.

Establishing a Complete Streets policy is critical to becoming a city where safe and good mobility choices are accessible to all neighborhoods. Earlier this month, Mayor Peduto issued a statement regarding Safer Streets for All that said, “Making our streets safer is a critical priority. We are addressing this head on through new and renewed street infrastructure, the ongoing analysis necessary to make the right choices, and the education and enforcement initiatives to make it work.” 

The Complete Streets event will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Hall - 4227 5th Avenue, in the Connolly Ballroom. It will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, December 1, 2015. The event is free to the public.

Please contact Kristin Saunders at Kristin.Saunders@pittsburghpa.gov with any questions.

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