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For Immediate Release

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
SHARED STREETS DORMONT

Dormont, PA, May 13, 2021 – The Borough of Dormont is launching an exciting new program called “Dormont Shared Streets.” Residents can apply to transform their block of street into a Shared Street, where drivers will be encouraged to slow down and avoid the street when possible to help create a shared space where residents can play, bike, scoot, stroll and exercise safely.

The application for the program will go live this Friday, May 14 on the Borough’s website. Requirements include designating a Block Captain to maintain the Shared Streets signage, and demonstrating support for the Shared Streets designation collecting signatures from at least 25% of the residents of the street block. Applications should be completed by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

For the first year, no more than five street blocks in the borough will be designated as Shared Streets. Streets will be chosen based on an already proven low vehicle volume, level of neighbor support and topography that will maintain safe views for all who use the street.

“We’ve heard concerns from so many residents about the speed of vehicular traffic on our residential streets,” said Councilwoman Jen Mazzocco. “We have to come up with creative solutions to encourage drivers to slow down. I’m excited to see the Shared Streets program try to achieve that goal.”

Councilwoman Mazzocco led a working group that used feedback from the Dormont Healthy Streets Pilot, held last summer on Memorial Drive, Grandin Avenue and the Pool Parking Lot. Participants in the working group included Jon Franks and Robert Tamburo from the Traffic, Parking and Planning Commission, residents Steven Martinez and Ken Krugh, Councilmember Daniele Ventresca and Mayor Jason Walsh. Thank you to all who participated both in the working group and the pilot program last summer.

Shared Streets will remain active until October 31, 2021.

More information including the online application form can be found on the Borough’s website at boro.dormont.pa.us/Shared-Streets. Questions? Email Councilwoman Jen Mazzocco at JMazzocco@boro.dormont.pa.us

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Dormont Shared Streets Press Release
Shared Streets Program Flyer