What is a Neighborway?
Neighborways are low-traffic streets that prioritize pedestrians, bicycles, and other non-vehicular traffic and offer a safer, more comfortable alternative to busy arterial streets. Neighborways typically run through residential neighborhoods and use context-appropriate traffic calming tools to keep speeds slow and safe for all users. They aim to connect neighborhoods and feature clear signs and pavement markings to help people easily navigate through Pittsburgh.
Through its planning efforts, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has identified streets that meet the requirements to be a Neighborway. These streets are:
- Owned by the City of Pittsburgh,
- Have a maximum of two travel lanes,
- Have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour, and
- Have maximum vehicle volumes of 1000 vehicles per day.