Bakery Square mixed-use development broke ground at the depth of the Great Recession in 2008 in the City of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty/Larimer section. Fast forward to 2019 and Bakery Square became one of the premier locations at the center of Pittsburgh’s Innovation District.
Trans Associates was retained by developer Walnut Capital to perform the traffic and parking studies required to meet City permitting requirements. Trans Associates studied in detail the traffic, parking, loading, site access, pedestrian access and safety aspects of the site.
Work Tasks Included:
Trans performed data collection, a transit assessment, and projection of future traffic volumes. Assessments were made for traffic operations and pedestrian access and safety. Bicycle facilities, loading access and operation as well as parking garage operation were also evaluated. Recommended improvements included pedestrian signals at intersections, addition of more than three dozen bicycle parking spaces, intersection turn lane improvements and traffic signal optimization.
Trans Associates also provided a Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) plan for the construction phase of the project. The MPT plan was developed to meet PennDOT and City of Pittsburgh Standards. There were two phases of construction covered in the plan. Work scope included creating a Temporary Bus Stop Access plan for paved access to a relocated bus stop.