Pittsburgh ranks third in America’s “Metropolis of 15 Minutes” | Information | Pittsburgh

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Cyclists on the Northside Trails of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s rugged terrain, streets full of cars, and many bridges can challenge pedestrians and cyclists trying to move from neighborhood to neighborhood, but the city has more walking opportunities than expected. It can be near the big bike city.

NS New report from moveBuddha Pittsburgh ranks third because it is most likely to move to a “15 minute city”. The 15-minute city is designed to provide education, work, medical care, dining, recreation, and more within a 15-minute walk or bike ride.

The report produced a composite score for 78 major cities in the United States based on results in walking and cycling. Food, park and community scores. Attendance density; Density of health care providers. And affordable housing.

Pittsburgh scored a total of 5.81 points, Miami 7.83 and San Francisco 6.10. Pittsburgh was slightly behind Miami and San Francisco in walking and biking, dining, parks, and community scores, but clearly outperformed both cities in affordable housing, with Miami 2.9 and San Francisco. It was 7.3 compared to 3.3 inches.

Pittsburgh’s 6.7 points for walking and biking couldn’t beat the top two cities, but ranked against major cities like Washington DC and Baltimore. The whole. Another city in the Rust Belt with a population comparable to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati came in 10th overall with a running and cycling score of 5.2.

With the expansion of the bicycle infrastructure through Mobility and Infrastructure Sector Bicycle (+) Planning, Pittsburgh could exploit the city’s potential in 15 minutes. In 2020, Pittsburgh was the 7th least car-dependent metropolitan area in the United States, and according to a 2019 report by the City Lab, Pittsburgh was the 11th best place to live without a car …

85 percent of the people in the Pittsburgh area still commute by car, but to a lesser extent than in other metropolitan areas, particularly the Rust Belt metropolitan area. Pittsburgh lacks many of these commuters as much of the city’s workforce is concentrated in Auckland and downtown, and works by bike or on foot with the right infrastructure and incentives. There is a possibility that the number of people will increase. More than 36% of commuters walk in and around downtown and Auckland.

However, Pittsburgh ranks slightly above San Francisco’s 2.3 with a score of 2.8, but well below Miami’s full score of 10 for childcare availability. Behind Miami and San Francisco.

The report finds that affordable housing is often one of the biggest hurdles for otherwise well-designed cities. These communities are rare and highly sought after, resulting in high costs and crowding out low-income residents. Pittsburgh is already suffering from gentrification. This is the 8th gentrified city in the country in 2019, with rents rising and evictions due to new owners buying old properties in some areas, exacerbating gentrification.

The city received an affordable score of 7.3 homes, but the response to gentrification is a key factor in whether Pittsburgh can achieve its potential as a 15-minute city.

Pittsburgh ranks 3rd in America’s “City of 15 Minutes” | News | Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ranks 3rd in America’s “City of 15 Minutes” | News | Pittsburgh

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