The City of Pittsburgh has reinvested in its downtown, cultural and sports attractions, and education and healthcare as the city envisions a more sustainable future. City leaders launched MOVEPGH to create a world-class network of all modes of transportation that would help to preserve open space and the city’s historic places, and support the city’s continued upward trajectory.
As a part of a larger team, Nelson\Nygaard first identified transportation capital investment opportunities and strategic policy approaches to balance how Pittsburgh spends its transportation money. These include street connectivity projects where land use patterns identify a need, fixed-guideway transit between downtown and residential areas, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and walkable neighborhoods. The plan follows the principle that investment in the core is just as important as investment on the emerging urban edge.
As Pittsburgh works toward a smaller environmental footprint and begins to envision how it will evolve, MOVEPGH will equip it with a comprehensive set of projects and policies to follow.