On November 21, the Pittsburgh City Council adopted a Complete Streets policy. This policy will be included as part of the city’s transportation planning and will make the streets of Pittsburgh safer for everyone whether they are walking, bicycling, taking transit, or driving. It also helps residents feel more connected to their neighbors, which improves quality of life.
Regular exercise decreases the risk factors of major health issues including obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. By supporting, building, and providing alternative forms of safe and accessible means of transportation, such as sidewalks, walking and bike paths, the City of Pittsburgh is improving the health of our community and region.
Thank you to Pittsburgh City Council for their action. Special thanks to our Pittsburgh You’re the Cure advocates who supported this effort! Policies like these are only possible with the strong support of our network of advocates.