November 6, 2012 | Vol. 73 No. 15

City to unveil priorities from transportation plan

Over the past year, public input has been sought for the city’s first 25-year transportation plan, MOVEPGH, which is one component of the mayor’s citywide comprehensive plan. MOVEPGH will develop innovative transportation solutions for the City of Pittsburgh.

During the MOVEPGH public comment period, Pittsburgh residents and stakeholders submitted project ideas for Pittsburgh’s transportation future.

The MOVEPGH team, based in part on the public’s input, has assessed and prioritized several transportation projects. For an opportunity to see how these projects rank and to provide input, the public is invited to attend a MOVEPGH Prioritization Workshop that will be repeated four times over the course of two days at varying locations across the city:

Wednesday, Nov. 7: 1-3 p.m. at Kaufmann Center on 1825 Centre Avenue and 6-p.m. at Carnegie Library, East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield Street.

Thursday, Nov. 8; 1-3 p.m. at University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue and 6-8 p.m. at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street.

In addition to the Prioritization Workshop, the public is invited to join the Department of City Planning for a Peer Cities Summit on Nov. 9, from 2:30- 4 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, Rangos 3, 5032 Forbes Ave. At the summit, representatives from some of the nation’s most innovative transportation projects will speak, including Milwaukee’s Park East Freeway, Chicago’s Bicycle Program, and Cincinnati’s The Banks. The Summit will offer an opportunity to learn how these projects achieved public buy-in, secured funding, and impacted communities. To learn more about the summit, visit www.planpgh.com/movepgh, and follow live workshop updates on facebook.com/planpgh and twitter at @planpgh.

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