PITTSBURGH'S CENTRAL NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD: A TRANSPORTATION CASE STUDY

Pittsburgh's Central Northside neighborhood is typical of inner-city neighborhoods with established neighborhood stabilization and preservation programs. This study provides an analysis of the transportation system and transportation problems in the neighborhood. The results are useful for understanding transportation problems in the neighborhood as well as contributing to a larger study of the relationship between neighborhood preservation and transportation underway at the University of Maryland. One hundred and fifty families were interviewed for this study, and an analysis of streets, bus service, taxi service, jitney service, and services for the elderly and handicapped were examined. Almost half (47%) of the residents surveyed owned one (37%) or more (10%) cars and 78% of the car owners parked on the street. Results show major problems are: 1) parking in the renewed section of the neighborhood; 2) long waiting times for buses at night; 3) knowledge of transportation for the elderly; and 4) personal safety at night. This report concludes that the residents of the Central Northside neighborhood do not seem to face any severe problems even though parking is a definite problem in the Mexican War Streets areas. Most respondents feel satisfied with the neighborhood and only a few felt that transportation problems contributed significantly to their dissatisfaction with the neighborhood's living conditions. The appendix herein provides a summary of survey results of the 163 respondents as well as the survey form. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Related reports: "Guidelines for Undertaking a Neighborhood Transportation Needs Assessment," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-1; "Urban Transportation and Neighborhood Preservation," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-2; and "Baltimore's Hollins Park Neighborhood: Transportation Case Study," UMTA-MD_11-0003-79-4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Transportation Studies Center, Department of Civil Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Mollerstrom, W W
    • Amailes, J A
    • Weichert, C F
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-3Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM