Did you know that the City of Pittsburgh is in the process of completing a comprehensive plan? Did you know that they want your opinion regarding an array of issues that affect your daily life? Would you like to see better signage when you are riding your bike? What about better public transportation? Do you spend more time on riverfront trails or in your local City park? Are you worried about living in the City and having access to quality education for your children? Or maybe you’d just like to have your recycling services increased. The City is addressing these and a whole range of other issues in its comprehensive planning process: PLANPGH. At the PLANPGH exchange you can take surveys, view documents and comment on plan drafts. There are also public meetings related to each of PLANPGH’s 12 components and a chance to take a survey for each. They’ve completed PRESERVE and OPENSPACE but you can still take the survey for MOVE and the Bicycle Route and Sign Network survey and sign up to be informed as the rest of the components unfold. Here are some fun facts from MOVE:
- Of the total working age population of the City, 45% commute to work in ways other than driving alone (carpool, transit, bike, walk, etc.).
- With about 1434 miles of streets in the City, that’s about 22.7 feet for each resident.
- There are over 700 sets of City steps, many of which are shown on maps as streets. The nearly 44,000 step treads add up to a vertical rise of almost 5 miles!