The city's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is asking for public input on proposals for alternative mobility connections between Oakland, Four Mile Run, Hazelwood, and Greenfield. TOMORROW, January 31st, is the last chance to submit comments. Leave feedback via the input window at http://mon-oaklandmobility.com/public-meetings or email email@example.com
On Thursday, January 18th, DOMI, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy hosted a public meeting to examine design concepts proposed by Michael Baker International. Some design constraints include:
1. New rights-of-way cannot carry ordinary street traffic
2. New modes of travel cannot include, cars, trucks, or diesel buses – only electric shuttles, autonomous electric vehicles, and bicycles will be permitted
3. New modes of travel must be available to the public and fare system must be tied to existing Port Authority connect cards
4. Port Authority is prohibited by law from adding new routes; any additional Port Authority service within proposed corridor will have to involve modifying existing routes
With consideration of existing neighborhoods and the current storm water management plan in development for Panther Hollow and Four Mile run, Michael Baker International identified five basic concepts. These concepts can be reviewed in more detail at http://mon-oaklandmobility.com/public-meetings beginning on slide 33.
A follow-up public meeting is scheduled for February 20, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1 (120 Flowers Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207) from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.