Walking and biking are beneficial activities that not only promote a healthy, outdoor, and active lifestyle but also greatly reduce emissions created by gas-powered transportation that contribute to climate change. Paige Anderson is the project engineer in the Traffic Division at the city of Pittsburgh, and her job is to manage the public right of way, making the city more mobile and accessible. Cities are known for being responsible for creating problems that contribute to climate change, but that also means that there are creative solutions to be found. Through the smart design of walkways and bike lanes, the projects that Paige leads encourage residents to feel safe and comfortable to get outdoors and move around the city in ways that don’t necessarily depend on vehicles. Paige is part of the climate solution, helping to reduce traffic congestion and emissions in Pittsburgh, and her work is helping to create a livable city for a climate healthy future.
—Tuesday, March 29, 2022