Millvale is a place where people of all ages have the freedom to move safely.
With access to alternative transportation becoming an increasingly sought after amenity for existing and incoming residents in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The City is making a concerted effort (with much help from local non-profits and community partners) to provide greater bus access, increased walkability and safer biking conditions for area residents. To prove this commitment, the Borough of Millvale passed a Complete Streets policy that will ensure all streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Increasing multi-modal transportation through the community helps to reduce air pollution, CO2 emissions and improve resident health.
Because of the transportation challenges that Millvalians experience when only going a short distance, the Borough has worked to expand transportation options for both residents and visitors. This includes the creation of bicycle trails along the riverfront, leading to Downtown. The Borough has also painted sharrows on major Millvale streets to remind and encourage vehicles to share the road with bicyclists. Traveling via bicycle to Downtown Pittsburgh is only a 21 minute journey and produces health and cost benefits.
Walking through the community is currently a challenge for some due to sidewalks that are in disrepair. This presents an accessibility issue for walkers, especially those who already have mobility constraints. The Millvale Community Development Corporation formed the Bike/ Pedestrian Committee to establish a safer shared roadway for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorized vehicles throughout the Borough of Millvale and neighboring municipalities. Each year, the community comes together for a Bike Rally at the Millvale Community Library, where the street is closed to vehicles and youth are provided free bikes and safety equipment through the support of the Millvale Police Department.