Pittsburgh has been doing great stuff in the East Liberty area, to fix the mess made by planners in the 50s. Where there once was a circle and a road that went under a housing project, we are returning to semi normal two-way streets and the East Liberty core is re-connected to the roads.
But something that bugs me is Broad Street and Penn Circle. At one time, both of these streets were one way. But since Target opened, Penn Cir is now two-ways, and Broad St is two-ways except where the parking lot is (inside the old Penn circle).
Google Street View actually had a “transitional” picture of this:
This is about how you’d expect a one way street to look if you were facing the wrong way. A giant median keeping you from going the wrong way, and funneling in correct traffic, along with no stop light facing your way.
Now however, there IS a light facing the wrong way, and that median has been removed as Broad St is going to be two-ways again. Here’s a really bad picture I took at night of the same scene:
So the road is basically a fully functioning two-way street now, complete with stop light. The only problem is that the “One-Way” sign still exists. As far as I can tell, that sign is the only thing that keeps this from being two-way, is there a reason it’s not removed yet?