Introducing: Life on Liberty a street life + transit plan to develop demonstration improvements on Liberty Avenue, one of Downtown Pittsburgh's most important arteries.

The project is aimed at developing demonstration pedestrian, economic development, and transit improvements for Liberty Avenue. To assist with prioritizing potential improvements, Envision Downtown is hosting Liberty Lab from March 20-25 and has launched an on-line survey.

Liberty Lab will provide an interactive engagement process that will allow participants to share their current experience on Liberty Avenue. Targeted areas to be tested in the lab include: bus stop improvements, transit priority measures, expanded public space, and improved access for individuals with limited mobility, among other issues.  

The projects to develop from the lab will take the form of demonstrations and pilot programs similar to the bus stop improvements at Smithfield Avenue and Sixth Street and Liberty Avenue and Tenth Street, as well as the Strawberry Way Mural and pedestrian amenities also completed by Envision Downtown during the last 18 months. Gehl Studios, an international architecture firm known for improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards people, has been working with Envision Downtown to develop a Public Realm Action Plan. Life on Liberty is an extension of this Plan

Liberty Avenue is a key corridor connecting the office core to the Cultural District and we want to hear from people who use Liberty Avenue on a regular basis about how the street could be improved. Public engagement in this process is vital to ensuring we are developing a Downtown that meets the needs of everyone.
— Mayor Bill Peduto