Our Work

Garfield Community Trail System

Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

CLIENT

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

LOCATION

Non-Profit

CLIENT TYPE

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Developed conceptual design
  • New trail alignment
  • Preliminary Opinion of Cost

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Urban trail
  • Trail network
  • Multiple property owners
  • Sidewalks, shared-use paths, and natural-surface trails

PROJECT DETAILS

Penn Trails was selected by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to visualize a pedestrian trail linking multiple sites within a dense urban community. Sites consisted of existing parks, vacant lots, and community points of interest (including an urban farm and community center). Conceptual trail work included defining a 2.2-mile trail corridor traversing steep slopes. Utilizing Penn Trails’ state-of-the-art GIS data dictionary, station logs were generated outlining every design element along the trail, allowing for accurate cost estimation and seamless integration of design data into future phases. A phasing plan was also suggested to assist the BGCO in focusing community trail development efforts.