Traffic Calming on North Charles Street
The City will implement traffic calming measures on N. Charles Street from Irwin Avenue to Kenn Avenue.
July 16, 2023
Traffic Calming Measures
Residents in the Charles Street Valley have been concerned for years about cars speeding dangerously through our community. So, the Charles Street Area Corporation (CSAC) reached out to the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to request traffic calming measures.
A week-long traffic study conducted by the City found that of the 1,189 cars that travel North Charles Street each day, 26% were speeding (about 309 cars). Despite the 25 miles per hour limit, speeds of up to 68 miles per hour were recorded. 15% of cars were traveling at 38 MPH or more.
The City will make several improvements late this summer. Pedestrian upgrades will include painted bumpouts at North Charles and Irwin to make the intersection more visible. A speed table (a longer flat-topped speed-hump) will be added to physically slow vehicles. Slow Curve arrows and parking line striping will also be introduced so that drivers can better see potential hazards and avoid accidents.
Charles Street Valley residents and stakeholders are invited to ask questions and share comments on the City's Engage page for the project.
The City will implement traffic calming measures on N. Charles Street in late summer 2023. Residents are invited to ask questions and share comments.