Mobility & Access
The Mobility and Access topic focuses on the safe, comfortable, equitable, and convenient movement of people within and beyond the community’s borders. It includes means of human-powered and vehicular mobility, such as walking, driving, transit use and cycling, as well as related matters like parking, emergency services, and accessibility. Considerations will be given to both how people travel through the community and access destinations.
Rank your top three modes of transportation in terms of how often you use them.
Driving (carpool, vanpool, riding with someone else)
Public transportation - T (light rail)
Bicycle or manual scooter
Public transportation - bus
Motorcycle or motor scooter
How many registered, functional motor vehicles do you have available for your household's use?
Three or more
One or two
What type of fuel does your primary vehicle use?
Hybrid electric - self-charging
Hybrid electric - plug-in
How should the following types of pedestrian improvements rank, in terms of investment priority?
Build sidewalks where they are missing on busy collector and arterial streets
Repair and maintain sidewalks in areas with the most people walking
Provide more safe ways to cross busy collector and arterial streets
Provide safe walking paths where they are missing on residential streets
Provide safer walking paths on neighborhood greenways
Which destinations do you access by public transit?
Downtown cultural activities
North Shore stadiums and/or casino
North Shore restaurants
Place of employment (via the T)
Other neighborhood business districts (Dormont, Beechview, etc.)
Place of employment (via the bus)
South Hills shopping and dining (i.e. South Hills Village)
What are the drawbacks or barriers to using public transit more often?
Total time of travel
Destination is not accessible or convenient by transit
Home is not proximate to a transit stop
Stops are at inconvenient times
Vehicle is needed at destination
Cost of ridership
What are your five most common destinations within Mt. Lebanon?
This survey included questions about mode choice for each top destination, as well as neighborhoods where survey takers live. This data provides incredibly rich insight as the planning process further explores route priorities and potential types of improvements. For one example, details are included below on Uptown, the most popular destination within Mt. Lebanon.
Uptown Business District
Grocery stores (Giant Eagle, Shop n Save, Fresh Market)
Main Park (Swim Center, Ice Center, Tennis Center, Ball Fields, Playgrounds, etc.)
Beverly Road Business District
Neighborhood elementary/middle school
Medical office or health care provider
Castle Shannon Boulevard Business District
Natural park or green space (Bird, Robb Hollow, Twin Hills, McNeilly, Hoodridge)
Place of worship
Regular exercise location (gym, yoga studio, walk/cycle route)
Place of employment
Other business destination
How often do you visit the Uptown Business District?
Once every few months
Daily (or most business days)
At least once per week
A few times per month
A few times per year
What mode of transportation do you most often use to travel to the Uptown Business District?
Drive or walk
Carpool/rideshare (including Uber/Lyft)
When I visit the Uptown business district, I generally opt for:
Parking in a metered on-street space closest to my destination
Parking in a municipal garage
Parking in an off-street lot closest to my destination
Parking in a non-meter on-street space farther away
Riding a bicycle
Parking in a reserved accessible parking space
Taking public transportation
The following questions were asked of those who indicated that they typically use or prefer to use a private vehicle.
Is the Uptown Business District within a 20-minute walk from your house?
Is the Uptown Business District within a 20-minute bike ride from your house?
Is the Uptown Business District accessible from your house by public transit?
Why do you generally choose not to walk/bike to the Uptown Business District?
Route is too hilly
Ease of vehicle access (including total travel time)
Safety concerns about vehicle traffic along route
Transporting too many items to walk/bike with (groceries, equipment, etc.)
Lack of sidewalks or bike lanes on route
Destination is part of larger route that is too far to walk or bike
Transporting others who cannot walk/bike the route
Concerns about time of day/darkness
Disability, illness, or medical condition
Can't or don't know how to ride a bike