Sidewalks

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

Across numerous departments and agencies, Pittsburgh officials have begun to rethink city streets: how they’re used, and who they’re for. 

Pittsburgh’s city code requires that sidewalks are made out of concrete, but Councilwoman Deborah Gross is questioning whether that’s the best option.

During a post-agenda meeting Thursday, Gross heard from various organizations saying there are better alternatives to concrete, which often times is lifted or cracked from trees and their roots.

Gross said solving this problem could help with Pittsburgh’s issues managing water, which includes flooding and water pollution.