How does our regional highway corridor impact our small towns?
What are the options for strengthening the positive effects and reducing the negative?
The 65 Corridor Study is an academic and civic partnership to discover the answers.
In 2018 the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Quaker Valley Council of Governments received support from Mobility 21 and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to examine the impact of the Route 65 highway corridor on the 19 communities that line it from the City of Pittsburgh line to Rochester, PA. Considering social, economic, and technological factors, the study will assist communities form strategies and plans to improve the quality of life along the corridor. This first phase was completed in October of 2019, and report issued.
In November 0f 2020, the project resumed with the addition of Michael Baker, International to the team. This phase of the project will focus on case studies and workshops focused on municipalities that are emblematic of the experiences of all 19 communities along the Rt 65, and indeed, for small towns along major highway corridors thought the Commonwealth of PA.
The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) is the urban design research center of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture. It conducts international research in place-making, citizen participation planning processes, and sustainable development.
www.mbakerintl.com/Michael Baker, International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.
Quaker Valley Council of Governments is a network of municipalities organized under the authority of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, that implements programs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its members.