Cara Jette was a GTECH ReClaim South Ambassador in 2013-2014. This was the project completed through the Ambassador program with support from the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, neighbors of the site, and broader Allentown residents.
[dt_sc_blockquote type=”type4″ align=”left”]“My neighborhood has been more on a downward trajectory, but recently in the past year there’s been some new life going on there. I’m really excited to watch that unfold and take part in it”[/dt_sc_blockquote]
From 1890 to 1960, the Knoxville Incline served as a connector between the South Side Flats and the hilltop. In 2011, a mural was added at the intersection of Brosville and East Warrington Avenue to remember the historic site. There is a foot trail accessible off of Brosville Street which leads to the Welsh Way stairs and Fritz Street – which both connect to the South Side Flats.
This project highlights the entrance and replaced the existing graffiti tagged jersey barriers with natural boulders. The Old Knoxville Incline Trail Project uses a mix of native and locally-sourced perennials, trees and other plantings to highlight the trail to a natural clearing spot that provides scenic views of Downtown Pittsburgh that will be beautified with brightly colored seating. The historic bridge was scraped, primed and painted a cheerful Pittsburgh yellow.