Bike-Pedestrian Committee



SHUC has created a Neighborhood Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee to ensure that our streets, sidewalks, and paths are safe and mutually respectful, with enhanced visibility, for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.  We also want to ensure that Squirrel Hill is an integral participant, along with the Greater Pittsburgh bicycling-pedestrian community, in all planning and policy considerations regarding street safety and usage by authorities in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the region.


At our initial meeting, we decided the major priorities include:

  • Issues of the Murray Avenue area: traffic signal at Forbes and Shady (right-turn concern); Murray/Forward/Pocussett intersection; Murray Ave., from Forward to Forbes.
  • Enforcement of speed limits and traffic rules throughout the Squirrel Hill area and improvements to signage and pavement markings.



Following up on the 2009 SHUC visioning exercise, this committee will be discussing routing ideas and pros-and-cons of two potential alternative improvements to the bicycle trails linking Squirrel Hill and the East to Oakland, the Eliza Furnace Trail, and Downtown.


Committee Meetings will regularly be held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM in Room 202 of the Squirrel Hill JCC. Please check the SHUC Calendar for confirmation of the dates.


I Would Like to Join the Committee


Co-Chairs: Marshall Hershberg ( and Rich Feder (


Bus Rapid Transit Project Public Meeting

SHUC is hosting a community presentation by City Planning and Port Authority on the current planning of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The BRT project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and more specifically connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services, and cultural attractions. Monday, April 3,

Squirrel Hill Bike Plan

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee is developing a Bicycling Master Plan for Squirrel Hill. We see this as a broad overview and basis for discussion with the Squirrel Hill and bicycling communities. Our focus is on routes in and through Squirrel Hill that form a useful transportation network. Routes in adjacent neighborhoods are