Update June 2024

Public Meeting 02:

The Carrick Community Council is hosting Department of Mobility & Infrastructure for a public meeting on June 25th.

This meeting will give residents an opportunity to learn and share feedbacks on the plan.

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick

Date: June 25,2024

Time: 7 PM

Public Meeting 01:

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) hosted a Carrick Mobility Open House on Tuesday, June 4.

The meeting gave residents an opportunity to learn about and share feedback on the Brownsville Road Corridor Safety Plan, and talk with City Planning, Public Safety, and the Traffic team with DOMI.

Project Background

Brownsville Road is a major thoroughfare located in the south hills of Pittsburgh. This corridor connects the city's neighborhoods of Carrick and Southside with the suburbs of Brentwood and Baldwin. The road is heavily traveled by vehicles, transits, and pedestrians. To ensure the safety of all individuals who travel along Brownsville Road, a comprehensive safety plan is necessary. This plan will take into account the various potential traffic safety hazards that exist on the road and outline strategies for mitigating these risks.

The project team is committed to conducting a detailed traffic study with a robust community vetting process on this plan.

Share your Feedback!

This engagement phase (Phase 2) closes July 1st at 3:00 PM.

Check out the interactive map on Remix (linked here) to see location-specific proposals, and leave comments.

If you need assistance leaving comments, please reach out to Infrastructure Engagement Specialist Jan Raether at 412-522-6931.

Why Brownsville Road Needs a Safety Plan

Brownsville Road is a high-traffic corridor with a mix of residential, institutional, and commercial activities. The corridor is used many including pedestrians, transit users, bicyclists, and motorists. In recent years there have been an increasing number of crashes and pedestrian safety concerns on this corridor.

A community-vetted, formal corridor study will help the City better understand the traffic safety issues that everyday users are observing and how City can improve the mobility experience for everyone.

What to Expect From This Plan

The Planning Bureau of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) prepares neighborhood- and corridor-level mobility plans focusing on safety, accessibility, and equity. These plans will act as a blueprint for future transportation investments in the study area and will ensure the city is prioritizing projects already developed in close collaboration with the community.

This plan will:

  • Evaluate various pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety issues, traffic operations, and mobility issues through a data-driven process.
  • Through a bottom-up community engagement process, help to prioritize various safety and mobility improvement projects that the community has identified for the coming years.
  • Will act as the implementation directory of the safety and mobility improvement projects for the priority corridors.

This plan will not:

  • Ensure funding or the city’s commitment towards immediate implementation of all the identified projects.
  • Provide ready-to-build designs for all the identified projects.
  • Identify transportation projects beyond the scope of the plan.

Key Data from the Study Area

Community Engagement: Phase 1 Summary

Phase 1 Engagement took place from April 2023 to September 2023

Total comments received: 305

Online Performance: Total Platform Views: 3,176

Focus group meeting stakeholders: Meeting date May 22, 2023 and June 20, 2023.

    • Carrick Community Council
    • Hilltop Alliance
    • Pittsburgh Public School Board
    • Carrick high School
    • Roosevelt K-5 School
    • State Rep. Benham’s office
    • State Sen. Costa’s office
    • Council Coghill’s office

School Walkthrough with Students and Parents:

    • Carrick high School
    • Roosevelt K-5 School
    • Roosevelt K-1 School

Key Issues Voiced by the Community:

    • Limited visibility for the turning vehicles
    • Lack of motorists yield to pedestrians.
    • Lack of Lighting
    • Traffic signal timing issues.
    • Speeding cars.
    • Red light running
    • Illegal parking near crosswalk.
    • Lack of left turn storage/waiting lane.
    • Lack of school zone delineations.
    • Unpermitted and poor delineation of curb cuts
    • Missing sidewalks.

Pictures from School Walkthroughs