Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding Program Set to Launch

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission awarded $1.4 million to the city of Pittsburgh to launch the Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding initiative.

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December 22, 2021, 11:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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"Pittsburgh was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to create The Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding, an initiative that seeks to make it easier for pedestrians to navigate Downtown, Oakland, and the North Side," reports Jason Phox for Pittsburgh CityPaper.

While recognized for high quality of life among well informed urbanists, the broader public is largely unaware of the walkability of Pittsburgh. "In 2019, a City Lab study ranked Pittsburgh ranked 11th in the country out of areas with more than 1 million people for how manageable they are to live without owning a car," reports Phox, adding, "Pittsburgh has high rates of people walking to work. Data shows nearly 11% of Pittsburghers walk to work, which is the fifth-best in the country."

Walk Raleigh is often recognized as the avant-garde of walkability programs, growing from a guerilla wayfinding project into a model copied in neighborhoods and cities all over the country.

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