California Ave Bike Facilities and FAQs

Connecting neighborhoods through clarity and traffic calming


  • 7/15/21: Construction could begin as early as the week of July 19
  • 6/8/21:  The designs for the California Ave Bike Facilities have been approved and are due to be installed this summer
  • 3/17/21: View design proposals in the 3/17 public meeting presentation

The Project

The California Ave Bike Facilities are part of the overall Northside Network of projects, and seeks to add bike facilities on California Ave, between Brighton Rd and Marshall Ave.

These improvements will better connect the bike lanes on Brighton, into the California-Kirkbride neighborhood, to the bike lanes on Marshall Ave. Additionally, this will provide access to a ramp at the intersection of California and Marshall, that takes users to the Chateau neighborhood, with easy access to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. 

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity of the Northside’s bicycle network, and make it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other. There are a significant number of crashes on this stretch of road that the project aims to mitigate.

Through key improvements, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users.

Improvements, depending on context and community input, could include:

  • Bike lanes
  • Speed Humps
  • Visual narrowing of the roadway
  • Pavement markings and road width reconfiguration.

Please see the Northside Network Page for more information and to leave comment on this project.


What is MoveForwardPGH?

MoveForwardPGH is a collaborative program between the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Bike Pittsburgh, and Healthy Ride to help rapidly implement the new Bike(+) Plan, as well as market how less stressful roadways are beneficial for everyone, regardless of how they use our streets. See the website for more information.

Why California Ave?

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified California Ave as a street that residents would like to see these changes. California Ave is a natural missing connection in an overall safe bike network.

Do you have (crash/traffic/background/other) data about this project?

We do our best to collect baseline data regarding projects to help evaluate equitable, transparent and inclusive engagement. Please see the following links for more info.

If you have further questions, email: