DOMI COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered life in Pittsburgh, as businesses have shut down and limited services, job and housing stability have become uncertain, and education, worship, and healthcare are operating virtually. During this unprecedented time, cities, including Pittsburgh, are being asked to adapt in ways that will allow life and business to resume with some level of vitality under new and necessary constraints requiring physical distancing, continued telework, and limited gatherings.


PGH Streets and Mobility Task Force

This Task Force was formed to explore ways in which we can redesign our city streets and reconceive transportation and mobility in order to best support businesses and residents to stabilize and strengthen the local economy and serve the mental and physical health of our people.

reOpen Pittsburgh Task Force Report 5 18 20 (PDF)

Small Business Survey (Google Form)


Micromobility Guidance

Electric powered micromobility devices are an emerging form of urban mobility. Ownership and use of these devices have grown exponentially in the City of Pittsburgh over the past many months. The City does not wish to penalize people who use these devices in a safe and responsible manner yet the lack of guidance makes enforcement against dangerous or irresponsible use challenging.

This Guidance provides a local definition of powered micromobility devices and defines appropriate operation and use in the City of Pittsburgh with the intent to promote safe and harmonious operations in the public right of way.

Guidance - Powered Micromobility Device Use in Pittsburgh (PDF)


Pittsburgh Neighborhood Slow Streets

The Pittsburgh Slow Street Pilot will permit the designation of certain low volume residential streets as neighborhood slow streets to permit safe outdoor activity close to home while allowing for the physical distancing necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19. By discouraging all non-local traffic and encouraging very low speeds for all vehicles on a limited number of streets, the City will create more places for our community to safely walk, run, bike, scoot, and roll.


For more information about what makes a Neighborhood Slow Street, which streets are eligible, and how you can apply please see our guidelines and application below:

Guidelines - Neighborhood Slow Street (PDF)

Application - Neighborhood Slow Street (Google Form)


Active and Upcoming Neighborhood Slow Streets:


Street Modifications for Temporary Sidewalk Cafes, Queuing Space, or Curbside Pick Up

This program offers three primary types of street modification requests based on their level of impact to the existing design of the street. Curb Side Pick-Up/Delivery Zone is the lowest impact, Sidewalk Extension changes how the parking lane is used, and Full Street Modification is for large block long parking lane modification or even full street closures.


Please review the Guidelines below, determine which request type best matches your proposal, then complete the application form. Some request types require additional documentation and plan drawings, please email these attachments to 

Guidelines – Street Modification for Outdoor Operations (PDF)

Application Process – Street Modification for Outdoor Operations (PDF)

Application – Street Modifications for Outdoor Operations (Google Form)


Additional Guidance:

Design Guidelines – NACTO Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery Guide (PDF)

Barrier Materials Guide (PDF)

Pittsburgh Winter Outdoor Dining and Retail Guidance (PDF)