Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure launched the 'Neighborhood Slow Streets' pilot program to enable residents to request the designation of certain low volume residential streets as safe places for the community for walk, run, bicycle, scoot, and roll while maintaining physical distancing. The program intends to discourage all non-local traffic and encourage very low speeds for all vehicles. Every neighborhood slow street needs to be sponsored or co-sponsored by a resident of that block. Priority will be given to low volume neighborhood streets that also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Identified as potential routes in the draft Pittsburgh Bike(+) Plan.
• In higher density areas.
• Blocks leading to parks, other open spaces, groceries or high frequency transit.
• In areas that lack significant park or open space areas.
• Blocks that lack sidewalks or safe, accessible pedestrian networks.
• In census tracts with lower auto ownership rates.