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File #: 2016-0935    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/4/2016 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 11/7/2016 Final action: 11/21/2016
Enactment date: 11/21/2016 Enactment #: 689
Effective date: 11/22/2016    
Title: Resolution approving the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy.
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. Attachment Exhibit A 2016-0935
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Resolution approving the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy.

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor and the Director of City Planning, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, are hereby authorized to approve the Complete Streets Policy for the City, attached as Exhibit A and as adopted by the Planning Commission on July 26, 2016.

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EXHIBIT A - A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH COMPLETE STREETS POLICY
WHEREAS, the Mayor's 2015 Executive Order, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's Long Range Plan and Allegheny County's Active Allegheny Plan all reference or call for a Complete Streets network to connect the city;
WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh aims to be a livable community with enhanced mobility, equity and vitality in all neighborhoods through the design, maintenance, and use of Pittsburgh's public rights-of-way;
WHEREAS, all residents should have access to safe, non-motorized mobility options;
WHEREAS, a robust, efficiently operated and well-connected transit, pedestrian and bicycle system is essential for the improvement of public health, safety, economic growth, and quality of life for all residents, visitors and patrons, including people with disabilities;
WHEREAS, streets form nearly half of Pittsburgh's public space and therefore the City must consider the impact of right-of-way design on the public realm, given that many lack access to quality, accessible open space;
WHEREAS, building Complete Streets has the opportunity to facilitate daily physical activity through active transportation, given that 62% of all adults in Allegheny County were obese or overweight in 2010;
WHEREAS, encouraging regular physical activity reduces the risk of obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and some types of cancer;
WHEREAS, Complete Streets will incorporate accessibility for people with disabilities seeking to access medical, educational, e...

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