What We're Talking About
DOMI Wants to Hear from You.
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) began opening streets, parking lanes, and sidewalks for outdoor commerce and recreation in late Spring 2020.
DOMI's COVID-19 Streets Response is made up of two programs:
This program permits the designation of certain low volume residential streets as neighborhood slow streets to permit safe outdoor activity close to home while allowing for the physical distancing necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19. By discouraging all non-local traffic and encouraging very low speeds for all vehicles on a limited number of streets, the City has created more places for our community to safely walk, run, bike, scoot, and roll.
Please take a moment to take the short survey about Neighborhood Slow Streets below:
(formerly "Commercial Street Modification for Outdoor Operations")
This program offers four primary types of street modification requests to commercial businesses based on their level of impact to the existing design of the street:
1. Curb Side Pick-Up/Delivery Zones have the lowest impact, allowing businesses to share parking spots for delivery orders and customers who opt for take-out.
2. Sidewalk Cafes allow businesses to use existing sidewalk space.
3. Parking Lane Cafes allow businesses (mostly restaurants) to expand into parking lanes.
4. Full Street Closures are large block-long parking lane modification or even full street closures.
Please take a moment to take the short survey about the Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail Program (Commercial Street Modification for Outdoor Operations Program) below:
Temporary Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Locations
As DOMI looks to improve Neighborhood Slow Streets and Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail, the department wants to hear what Pittsburgh residents and businesses have to say about the programs. Are they helpful? What would you change?
Please take a moment to explore this page and offer your honest feedback. The COVID-19 Streets Response website is also linked here.
27 June, 2022
Reg Square dude says:
If you’re keeping the local streets, I’d remove the mask designation. If this is a long term program, then that’d be the change for me.
19 December, 2021
Signs stating local traffic only are not infrastructure changes, they are easy to miss and do not enforce any changes.
17 June, 2021
Create more curbside pick-up/temporary parking spots in busy areas, or free Parkmobile zones for 5 minute or less parking.
14 May, 2021
Better signage and more flexibilty with how streets could be used. Like allow to use parking spaces.
4 March, 2021
Get rid of them. Waste of tax payers money especially when the cones and signs disappear.
15 February, 2021
Speed bumps unless the cops want to get off their butts and actually write a ticket or two.
15 February, 2021
More streets without cars! Walnut St. Murray Ave. Butler St.
3 February, 2021
What about using parking lots for outdoor dining? It may give off food festival vibes but I think it would help a lot of small businesses.
31 January, 2021
Sidewalks and streets are public goods. Don't divert them to support Clive Bundy-style restauranteurs.
31 January, 2021
Don't allow private business to use public sidewalks or streets for their own profit. These are public goods.
28 January, 2021
Slow Streets: 1. Signs need to be easier to read (bigger symbols/fewer words) 2. Should use saw horses, not just easily moved A-frames/cones
25 January, 2021
Expand requirements for streets to qualify. streets in Beechview where people speed all the time and trucks do not obey NO TRUCK sign.