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Multimodal Planning

Active Transportation Planning

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Forbes Ave, Oakland, Allegheny County.

 

About

Planning for projects that serve to enable safe and efficient travel for pedestrians and cyclists is an important part of SPC's role as a regional transportation planning agency. The Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan, Mapping the Future, envisions transportation and development choices that reflect a priority on safe and secure multimodal and intermodal networks for both people and goods. The Plan supports development of a regional infrastructure system that is designed to protect and enhance public health and the environment.

 


Sharrow (or “Sharryl”), Millvale, Allegheny County.
Sharryl was designed by Millvale resident and artist, Tom Walker. All Millvale sharrows have this design.



Active Transportation

SPC’s approach to pedestrian and bicycle planning places an emphasis on active transportation. Use of the term “active transportation” highlights the growing recognition of the connection between public health outcomes and transportation planning.

Active transportation is human-powered transportation that engages people in healthy physical activity while they travel from place to place.  People walking, bicycling, using wheelchairs, skateboarding, and rollerblading are engaged in active transportation.  Active transportation supports transit use, since many people reach transit stops using active travel modes. 

Active Transportation Forum

SPC’s Active Transportation Forum provides a venue for members to identify local and regional bicycle and pedestrian issues and share information on needs and opportunities. Through collaboration supported by this Forum, SPC facilitates regional activities to improve conditions for walking and biking.

The Forum includes representatives from SPC-member counties, the City of Pittsburgh, transit agencies, PennDOT, public health departments, trail organizations, and organizations representing pedestrians, bicyclists and persons with disabilities.

Get Involved

If you would like to receive advance notice and agendas for meetings of the Active Transportation Forum, please download, easily fill out and return your contact information by email (PDF). You will also be added to our listserv and receive occasional emails about news, funding and/or training opportunities related to bicycling, walking and others forms of active transportation.

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New Healthy Ride Pittsburgh Bike Share Maps

Biker on Craig St., Allegheny County.

SPC created the following maps to help visualize the most popular bike share trips taken during the months of July, August, and September of 2015.  Using the data provided by Healthy Ride, SPC generated both interactive and static maps to help users better understand how Pittsburgh utilizes the bike share program. 

The interactive time slider map allows users to watch the daily station counts for month of September.  The map can be paused and each station can be click-on to display statistics.  The static maps display the most popular trips and stations throughout the city during the third quarter of 2015.

SPC’s CMAQ program provided approximately $1.6 million to support this project. Thank you to Healthy Ride Pittsburgh for providing SPC with the data!

 

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Map Key            Static (PDF) Maps:

Ride Share Station, Pittsburgh

Healthy Ride Pay Station

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Meeting Summaries & Agendas

Date Agenda Summaries

Materials

Ped-Bike Meeting, 2012

December 7, 2016 Agenda Summary

TAP Program Update
Sidewalk Research Presentation

September 7, 2016 Agenda Summary

Bike Count Presentation
Regional Funding Priorities for Discretionary Funds
Walk-Friendly Policies and Design Guidelines

May 11, 2016 Agenda Summary

Count Pittsburgh
Answering the Call: [ Documentary Trailer ] [ PDF Project Overview ]
PennDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator visits Pittsburgh
PennDOT  Recommended Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy

March 23, 2016 Agenda Summary SPC Active Transportation Planning Update
Women and Biking
Black Girls Do Bike
Health in All Policies
WalkWorks
Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)
SPC SMART and TAP Project Updates

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Links

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2016 Activities

Hoodlebug Trail, Indiana County.
 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Program

SPC launched a pilot bicycle data collection program in summer 2016, which involved collecting automated bicycle counts at locations in the region, including trails and mixed traffic settings.  The pilot program will provide a foundation for development of an ongoing non-motorized data collection program.

Bicycle Friendly Business

SPC joined a cutting-edge group of nearly 1,200 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

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For more information about Active Transportation Planning, contact Leann Chaney at (412) 391-5590 x387 or e-mail lchaney@spcregion.org.

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