PennDOT will provide $1.4 million for Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding Project

City officials are moving forward on a project to help residents and visitors more easily navigate four business districts in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding project will set up 50 kiosks and 110 directional signs in Oakland, the North Shore, the North Side and Downtown to highlight landmarks and reinforce “a sense of place,” according to an announcement from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office.

On Tuesday, Mr. Peduto introduced a resolution to City Council to provide $1.4 million to the project. The resolution would authorize a reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, through the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission’s Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program.

The initiative provides funding for programs and projects defined as “transportation alternatives,” including things like off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, environmental mitigation and recreational trail projects.