Overview

Complete Streets is a term used to describe a road network designed for everyone. This network furthers Pittsburgh's land use goals by increasing workforce mobility options, encouraging compact development patterns, spurring improved health and safety, encouraging local economic activity, enhancing neighborhood character, improving the environment, and incorporating emerging technology.

The City of Pittsburgh adopted it's Complete Streets Policy in 2016 and which is implemented through the Bike(+) Plan.

Criteria for Selection

The chart below will be used in Pittsburgh to guide decisions about the type of bike facility that is appropriate for individual roadways. This chart is based on national research related to the safety and comfort of bicyclists of all ages and abilities

An image showing a graph of roadway data - criteria selection

Bike Facility Types

The proposed bike(+) network will be achieved by implementing a variety of different facility types appropriate to the conditions and context of each individual street and segment. Detailed guidance on facility design is provided in the Pittsburgh Complete Street Design Guidelines.

Image shows the first 3 different types of bike facilities.
Showing the last 3 bike facility types.

Intersection Improvements

5 options for intersection treatments

Implementing on Existing Roads

Methods for implementing on existing road ways