Columbus Ave Corridor and FAQs

Communties Connect over a bridge

Latest Updates

  •  3/17/21: View design proposals in the 3/17 public meeting presentation, then take a survey to give feedback on the Northside Phase 1 Cluster of projects (survey closes March 31)

The Project

The Columbus Ave Corridor project is part of the overall Northside Network of projects, and will create a safer street on Columbus, between Manhattan St and California Ave.

These improvements will better connect both existing and proposed pieces of the Northside’s bike network including California Ave, Brighton Rd, and the Manchester Neighborhood. Due to the bridge, Columbus Ave is one of the few ways to connect between neighborhoods.

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 have been a significant number of crashes on this corridor, with 11 injuries over the past five years. 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: Either two-way protected, buffered or standard
  • Speed Humps
  • Visual or physical narrowing of the roadway
  • Pavement Markings and Signage Improvements

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 the North Ave Corridor?

Proposed and Existing Northside bike network, Pittsburgh Bike(+) Plan

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan and the Manchester Chateau Neighborhood Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified streets that residents would like to see these changes.

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: