Imagine if Pittsburgh’s population grew by 50% by 2070. Where would everyone live within the city’s 58 square miles? How would they get to and from work and school? To the grocery store, library or the theater?
City officials challenged a crowd of roughly 100 people at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Tuesday night to talk to neighbors and solicit suggestions for what public transit, driving, biking and walking should look like in Pittsburgh 50 years from now.
“We need to be able to start thinking about how to design this city so that we have the capacity to do that,” Mayor Bill Peduto said. “We can design a city and we can limit our abilities, or we can design a city and we can create opportunities.”