Is a transportation free-for-all coming to Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – Two days of brainstorming by various Downtown interests, guided by transportation planning experts, have hatched a revolutionary concept for remaking the entrance to the Golden Triangle. The concept, called shared space, removes traffic signals, signage, crosswalks, lane markings and curbs, setting up a sort of free-for-all plaza where pedestrians, drivers and cyclists must watch out for one another. It has been used successfully in Europe and to a lesser degree in the U.S. to revitalize blighted urban areas and improve safety. It was pioneered by Hans Monderman, a Dutch traffic engineer who came to view signs and signals as admissions of design failure. Informally titled “Heart of Pittsburgh,” the concept is being pitched for the section of Liberty Avenue from Commonwealth Place to

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