Parking meters are gone, no bike parking anymore.

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Anonymous #

The city removed almost all the meters in Bloomfield, Shadyside, Lawrenceville, the Strip… basically all the bike friendly neighborhoods where you can get your shopping done.

Now there’s a massive shortage of bike parking and maybe having to use less secure cable locks on odd shaped objects in the streetscape. It sucks!

Also the city no doubt spent money on clipping the meters. They could have saved some money and just left them in place and had enough bike parking for everyone.

I kinda want to organize putting in a bunch of bike racks in these areas, ahd prevent wasteful meter cutting but don’t know how to start.


jonawebb
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Anonymous #

oh cool. thanks much. I searched but somewhow missed this. I’m going to ask my favorite market if they could fill out the request form.


erok
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please fill out a 311 request too. It will help prove demand and hopefully get more $$ for racks.

http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form


erok
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they’ve been awfully slow in getting these in, but i’m guessing the weather and snow coverage slowed this down a ton


Jack
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311 submitted


edmonds59
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I don’t know who in town might be buying racks that are not 3 rivers racks, but this is very cool;

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/01/growing_bike_rack_business_run.html#incart_river_default


dbacklover
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I am very excited (and a little worried) about just how many people will be out riding when the weather gets warmer. I think we are experiencing the growing pains of the growth of cycling in Pittsburgh. If we make it easy for people to choose a bicycle then they will. if we make it difficult or dangerous to choos a bicycle then they wont.


Anonymous #

come summer there will be a drastic shortage of lockable hardpoints with all the meter removals.

most places that have had the inverted U’s installed have about half the lockpoints per block than the old meters provided.

311 is about to get a boatload of calls & reports this spring.


that guy
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rsprake
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I was about to post that link here. Toronto has those all over the place. In the end I would rather have the inverted u-racks but not at the expense of places to park.


erok
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haha. $2M for bike racks. man to have money. We’d be lucky to get $20k here


erok
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was just in the southside yesterday. they installed the meter replacement racks. plan is to have more in the future.


paulheckbert
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Jon Webb’s link is broken, here’s the thread:
http://bike-pgh.org/mb/topic/parking-meter-removal-and-impact-on-bicyclists/


Pierce
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There are still parking meters in front of the Greenfield Giant Eagle

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