Background of the Plan

East Liberty, an east-end neighborhood with a population of over 5,000 is going through a lot of residential and commercial redevelopment. According to the pedestrian safety action plan developed by DOMI, East Liberty is identified as one of the top neighborhoods for Pedestrian and Bicycle activity which resulted in more pedestrian and bicycle crashes and future vulnerability. The East Liberty community plan, 2010 and East Liberty circulation and mobility vision, 2012 prioritized traffic safety, walkability, and green mobility (Walking- Biking) as their vision for the future East Liberty Neighborhood. Considering the current usage and future demand, the city is taking a proactive approach and has started looking into traffic safety and mobility issues for all modes in this neighborhood. This plan will move forward in close collaboration with the community and through a data-driven equity-focused process. This implementation-focused plan will identify potential high-priority corridors for pedestrian & traffic safety, and bus stop accessibility improvements, and will provide conceptual improvement plans.

Project Scope

Goal- Develop data- and community-driven concept design plans for the priority corridors of the East Liberty neighborhood.

Focus areas- walk, traffic safety, and improved transit stop locations accessibility.

Priority Corridors

•Penn Ave (From East liberty Blvd to N Negley Ave)

•N Negley Ave ( From Centre Ave to Hays St.)

•Centre Ave (From N Negley Ave to East Liberty Blvd)

•Highland Ave ( From Centre Ave to St. Marie)

•East Liberty Blvd ( From N. Negley Ave to Penn Ave)

Focus Area Specific Objectives

Pedestrian Safety

•Evaluate all the intersections along the 5 corridors (except the ones intersecting Stanton Ave) and identify pedestrian safety issues.

•Review public inputs and concerns regarding locations identified/indicated by the community.

•Provide short, medium, and long-term recommendations for safety improvements.

Traffic Safety

•For the identified high crash intersections, evaluate current intersection operations, lane assignments, and warrant study for turning lane modifications.

•Review public inputs and concerns regarding locations identified/indicated by the community.

•Identify safety issues and operational inefficiencies.

•Provide short, medium, and long-term recommendations for safety improvements.

Bus Stop Accessibility & Amenity Improvement

•Evaluate current bus stop locations and their accessibility and safety issues (Ex: Missing curb ramp, Hi viz crosswalk) from pedestrian and ADA viewpoint.

•Evaluate relocation or consolidation need of the stops.

•Review public inputs and locations of concerns indicated by the community.

•Identify potential bus stop locations and recommend amenities (For example- Bus shelter, seating arrangement, trash can, light etc.)

What to expect from this plan

This Plan Will

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

This Plan Won't

  • Ensure funding or 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 (identified by the community through the pre scoping survey) of the plan.

Action Team Meeting#1 Presentation

Community Engagement Page

Who needs to get involved?

All residents, daily commuters, faith based organizations, schools, businesses, community and advocacy organizations & public or private service providers (Ex. Transit providers, county).

Tell us your safety concern locations when moving through the neighborhood!

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