East Liberty has made great strides since a well-intentioned–but ultimately destructive–urban renewal program in the 1960s disrupted the urban grid and created the opposite of the desired effect to attract more people to businesses in the district. The first community plan, A Vision for East Liberty, was produced in 1999 to try to repair the damage done. Its success has led to the 2010 East Liberty Community Plan and the 2012 East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Vision.
The 2010 plan recognized the importance of connectivity. The 2012 Circulation & Mobility Vision was created to guide comprehensive transportation planning and to ensure that future planning continues to improve the quality of life for the East Liberty community by giving them the broadest range of choice in how they can safely and easily move through their neighborhoods.
East Liberty Development, Inc. will be holding a Circulation & Mobility Public Kickoff Meeting on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street). They want to include your voice and vision on making East Liberty a better place to “walk, roll, bike, bus, drive and park.” Make sure that transportation planning in East Liberty is community-driven, green and holistic by participating at this meeting.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Loralyn Fabian, Planning Coordinator at East Liberty Development, by emailing loralyn.fabian(at)eastliberty.org or by calling 412-361-8061 ext. 28. You can read more about the meeting here.