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Gainey Administration Advances Mission to Create ‘Safe Neighborhoods’ Following Glen Hazel Community Meeting

Gainey Administration Advances Mission to Create ‘Safe Neighborhoods’ Following Glen Hazel Community Meeting

Administration responds to requests for safety and infrastructure improvements

PITTSBURGH – Mayor Ed Gainey announced today a series of commitments to create safe neighborhoods following a community meeting in Glen Hazel on October 5. The commitments include removing barriers to employment for crossing guards, investments in traffic calming infrastructure, and ensuring proper lighting outside of the Glen Hazel recreation center.  

“Creating safe neighborhoods across our city is a top priority for my Administration,” said Mayor Gainey. “I am pleased to announce these improvements and look forward to continuing to work with residents of Glen Hazel to ensure that we address their concerns.”

In an effort to ensure that children have a safe and accessible way to walk or ride to and from school, the City is looking to hire additional crossing guards. To allow for a more diverse candidate pool, the Administration has announced that candidates are no longer required to have a driver’s license to apply.  Those interested are encouraged to apply at https://bit.ly/PGHCrossing.

Additionally, the Administration announced new traffic calming infrastructure investments coming to the Glen Hazel neighborhood that include:

  • Speed humps on Johnston Ave., Mansion St., and Glenwood Ave.
  • Signing and pavement marking improvements including newly painted crosswalks and curb-painted bump-outs on Johnston Ave., Mansion St., and Glenwood Ave. Marking improvements to Johnston Ave. have already been completed.
  • Installation of flashing school zone sign at Propel School.

Power was also restored and two lights on Rivermont Drive were fixed to provide increased lighting at night.

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Published

10.20.2022
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Maria Montano
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-500-6669
press@pittsburghpa.gov