Bigelow Complete Streets Improvement

Developer: City of Pittsburgh

Project summary: The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and the University of Pittsburgh are working together to redesign the stretch of Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth and Forbes Avenues. This redesign includes bike/pedestrian safety, a mid-block pedestrian crossing, reconfigured shuttle stops, and storm water catchment. University of Pittsburgh stated that it would provide a crossing guard to manage the high volume of pedestrians in an effort to maintain traffic flow and overall safety. Upon conferring with residents throughout the neighborhood and COR, OPDC testified at Art Commission that the crossing guard commitment be formalized via a written contract between the university and the city. At their meeting on 8/22/18, the Art Commission included the requirement in their final approval of the design.

On March 28, the city received $500,000 to support this project; see the press release. OPDC has asked Pitt to provide a construction timeline.