Pittsburgh City Council passed similar legislation in 2016. Like Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg, the city collaborated with a wide range of stakeholders including the advocacy group BikePGH and the Allegheny County Health Department on the finer details of their own Complete Streets bill.
“Our streets are one of the city’s greatest assets,” said Councilwoman Deb Gross, one of the legislation’s sponsors, at the time of its passing. “This is about improving the quality of life for residents of all ages in our neighborhoods by fully harnessing our public right of ways — we’re not limiting ourselves to simply moving automobiles. We are trying to increase walkability, improve safety and move people rather than just cars.”