A river city that flows

A river city that flows

Make the riverfronts more accessible, walkable, and connected.

As the region’s premier recreation destination and the confluence of our famous three rivers, Downtown Pittsburgh must make its beautiful and highly used trail network more connected and accessible to the city’s central core. The Downtown Mobility Plan envisions a seamless flow between the Allegheny and Monongahela River waterfronts via a grand walking and retail corridor through the heart of Downtown. Running along 6th Street and Market Street, the new pedestrian-oriented corridor will adjoin waterfront parks along Ft. Duquesne and Ft. Pitt Boulevards that can be used for a wide range of programming and events.

Future concept of downtown having better access to rivers


  • Redevelop Allegheny Riverfront Park along Ft. Duquesne Boulevard
  • Activate 6th Street with outdoor dining, pedestrian lighting, public art, and green infrastructure components
  • Improve pedestrian safety and loading access in Market Square
  • Enhance sidewalk network, activate ground floor businesses, and add streetscape amenities along Market Street
  • Introduce pedestrian amenities and public space along Ft. Pitt Boulevard
  • Improve connections to the riverfront along Ft. Duquesne and Ft. Pitt Boulevards



  • Launch outdoor dining pilots along 6th Street and Market Square
  • Activate Ft. Duquesne Boulevard for seasonal events


  • Install pedestrian lighting, plant street trees, and install green infrastructure
  • Construct permanent sidewalk extensions or deploy shared street treatment
  • Activate Ft. Pitt Boulevard for seasonal events
  • Limit parking and private vehicle access in Market Square


  • Reconfigure Ft. Duquesne Boulevard to connect Allegheny Riverfront Park to Point State Park
  • Cap, drop, or reconfigure I-376 to provide riverfront access from Ft. Pitt Boulevard

We need your input to help move Downtown forward!

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