The project includes a separate bike/ped trail to enable non-motorized transportation between Hazelwood and Oakland. The trail will expand upon the network of bicycle and pedestrian routes in the area, including improvements to the Junction Hollow Trail in Schenley Park, to provide one continuous connection.
Bike/Ped Trail Design Updates
Currently, the project team is working closely with PWSA as they continue to design the stormwater infrastructure in the Four Mile Run area. The design of the Mobility Corridor and Bike/Ped Trail will be flexible and responsive to the stormwater design needs. As that work progresses, the project team will begin to conduct field surveys and geotechnical investigations throughout the project area.
2017/2018 Study Phase Bike/Pedestrian Recommendations
The Study Phase identified a recommended route for the Bike/Ped Trail.
Bike/Ped Trail Route
In addition to the base bike/ped trail route, potential locations for additional infrastructure to allow safer pedestrian connectivity between the neighborhoods have been identified. Due to the topographical challenges, several city steps have been recommended to be reopened or built new. In these cases, a bike runnel (a channel alongside the steps to make it easier to walk a bicycle up or down the stairway) should be installed. Connections off of the main route were examined in a preliminary capacity during the 2017/2018 study phase and will be analyzed further in the design phase to determine feasibility.
Lights & Materials
Permeable paving materials will be investigated for use on the pedestrian and bike paths. All pedestrian paths should be illuminated for users’ safety, and appropriate wayfinding measures must be included in the design. Paths should be well-lit yet mitigate light pollution in the park as much as possible while highlighting areas where pedestrians are walking, and all lighting should be of pedestrian scale. If installed as part of this project, park benches and other amenities must be appropriately illuminated as well.
For more details on the recommendedations, view the Mobility Plan.