Pittsburgh Launches $32 Million 'Envision Downtown' Initiative

The Envision Downtown Initiative will focus on street improvements to improve public interactions.
March 25, 2015, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Bill Peduto announced a comprehensive transportation and place-making initiative for Downtown streets at Thursday’s annual meeting of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership," reports Diana Nelson Jones.

The Envision Downtown program, as its called, will spend $32 million to upgrade traffic signals, improve streets and sidewalks and add a bikeshare program and bike lanes. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will house the program.

According to Nelson Jones, "[the] intent is to make streets safer, more aesthetic, designed with the latest traffic technology to reduce congestion, with better networking of transportation modes and programming to induce more public interaction, public events and public art."

Tom Fontaine also covered the Envision Downtown announcement, focusing on the initiative's impact between the Golden Triangle and Oakland.

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Published on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Pittsburg Post-Gazette
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