South Braddock Study – The RSCA acquired a grant to have Vollmer Associates conduct a Strategic Improvement Study that focused on traffic congestion, parking, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and zoning, as well as streetscape and façade improvements. A public kick-off meeting was held on September 23, 2002 to identify in more detail the key issues and concerns of both residents and businesses. After meetings with the RSCA Steering Committee, Vollmer presented preliminary recommendations on the above issues at another public meeting on November 7, 2002. Final recommendations were made public on December 2, 2002 and a final report was presented to the RSCA on January 7, 2003.
The S. Braddock Committee is diligently working with local municipalities and the county to see how we can make these improvements a reality. Join the committee! Email contact@regentsquare-RSCA.org.
More information on the Vollmer Study is available by clicking here.
S. Braddock Avenue Committee – The S. Braddock Avenue Committee is working hard to develop a comprehensive plan for S. Braddock Avenue that will serve Regent Square well in the years to come.
The Braddock Avenue Improvement Committee has met many times since 2004 and reviewed all of the residents’ concerns and suggestions from the February Town Meeting surveys, e-mails, and meetings. Committee members are investigating the feasibility of some of the recommendations. The myriad of suggestions will be categorized and grouped into short and long-term possibilities and will be combined with the Vollmer recommendations.
Keep your eyes and ears open for updates and calls for volunteers (we will surely need you)! Thank you all for your input, feedback and remarkably creative ideas. If you have other thoughts, please e-mail them to contact@regentsquare-RSCA.org
To read the latest activities of the S. Braddock Avenue Committee, check out the RSCA Newsletters online in our newsletter archive
Notes About Pedestrian Safety – Understand Pennsylvania law about pedestrians in crosswalks:
- When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing within any marked crosswalk or within any un-marked crosswalk at an intersection.
- No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute a hazard.
- Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a crosswalk at an inter-section or any marked crosswalk shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.