Here's what Riverlife did in 2017 to make Pittsburgh's riverfronts cleaner, safer and more fun for everyone.
Click the numbers on the map to see where Riverlife worked on riverfront improvements.
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Here are just a few things we hope to see more of in 2018:
- More riverfront dining. Riverlife’s Vivien Li spoke with The Incline about one of the topics we hear most about from Pittsburghers and visitors: the lack of dining establishments on the riverfronts.
- Connections that bring residents of non-waterfront neighborhoods to the riverfronts. All Pittsburghers should benefit from improvements to their rivers. Riverlife will continue to develop strategies to connect interior communities across roadways and barriers to reach the riverfronts.
- The next big attraction to pop up on Downtown’s riverbanks. Over the past few years we’ve seen giant ducks, record-breaking kayak flotillas, bridges with wind-powered lights, a flugtag and more. All have drawn thousands of residents and visitors to the water’s edge. What will be the next can’t-miss event or attraction?
- Stormwater management, riverbank stabilization and natural habitat. These environmental factors are musts for new projects built on the riverbanks, as we collectively work towards long-term environmental sustainability and a healthy riverfront.
- Partnerships and resources for riverfront maintenance. Public spaces on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts are a shared responsibility. We look forward to working with businesses, property owners, city crews and volunteers to come up with plans to protect and maintain these assets.
As you can see from the projects completed or advanced this year, we have much to celebrate as the city’s riverfronts continue to get better and better. Next year will bring even more excitement and improvements.
You’re a stakeholder in the future of Pittsburgh’s waterfronts. Your support makes these projects possible. Thank you for making a year-end gift to Riverlife to help us make these improvements flourish on Pittsburgh’s riverbanks. We can’t wait to celebrate with you in 2018.
Photo by Maranie Rae