The last Public Meeting was held July 17, 2017, from 5-7pm at Carnegie Mellon University. Download presentation | Download map of project area

  • Pedestrian Safety Mobility Study details

    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) would like to continue the pedestrian safety and mobility improvements in Oakland by initiating a Planning Process that, upon completion, will inform future physical and policy improvements in the Forbes and Fifth corridors. The proposed study area would address both Fifth Ave and Forbes Ave, main arterials that extend through the CMU campus and connect Oakland to Shadyside and Squirrel Hill, as well as South Craig Street and Morewood Avenue, which serve as connectors between the arterials. View map of study area

    The two avenues, key east-west arterials, also serve as important inter-campus connections and, more often than not, act as barriers to the campus. Forbes Avenue effectively bisects the campus, creating pedestrian/vehicle conflicts throughout the breadth of the campus; one recent incident resulted in a pedestrian fatality. Fifth Avenue, on the northern edge of the campus, creates a similar condition for many students who live in the dense residential area of North Oakland. Both South Craig Street and Morewood Avenue area important pedestrian and vehicular connections and are integral to the campus community.

    In addition to the goals of pedestrian safety, traffic calming and mobility, CMU would like to study the potential of a multi-modal, smart transportation project to inform and enhance current land-use planning efforts. By pursuing a context-sensitive solution that will coordinate transportation planning with local land use, considering the economic, environmental, and social contexts that exist, the University and the OTMA desire to build upon the previous successes and continue to improve the corridors in the City of Pittsburgh.

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