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adams
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Now that this is over I hope we can stop talking about bike lanes and start building bike lanes. The mandate is there, Peduto- let’s go big. There a lot of gaps in the network to fill in. Let’s do it.


StuInMcCandless
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There is a movement afoot to oust Harris in 2019. Facebook group


erok
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Over at the City Paper’s annual “Best of” competition, you can vote for “Abusing a bicyclist” under BEST DARLENE HARRIS CAMPAIGN FAUX PAS


zzwergel
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I guess I would have been crushed like a bug if Darlene Harris was on Panther Hollow Rd. today while I was recording a ride from the Schenley Oval Sportsplex to to Dollar Bank in Oakland. I’ll show motorists that we have equal right to use any road we please (excluding freeways)!

I think Beacon St., Hobart St., Panther Hollow Rd.  Blvd. of the Allies to either Dawson St., Halket St, or Craft Ave. is a fast way for the seasoned city cyclist who is confident in taking the lane to get from Squirrel Hill or Greenfield (Once the Greenfield Bridge opens) to Oakland, Uptown, the Hill District, and the South Side. Tomorrow, I will do a video of a ride from Squirrel Hill to Duquesne University.

Here is a link to today’s video.

 


zzwergel
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I am cross posting my last post to another thread.


paulheckbert
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Darlene Harris made Pittsburgh City Paper’s annual “Shit List”, which listed 20 individuals or committees, “public servants who need to clean up their acts, or risk being flushed”. It should be noted that almost all on the list were men.

Here’s an excerpt of their statement

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pittsburgh-city-paper-presents-its-2017-shit-list-of-public-servants-who-need-to-clean-up-their-acts-or-risk-being-flushed/Content?oid=3687969

Pittsburgh City Councilor Darlene Harris (D-North Side)

She claims bike lanes are bad for public safety and traffic (without citing evidence), even though dozens of studies show they’re good for public safety and traffic. She also verbally accosted a cyclist on the North Side who was obeying all traffic laws. Not cool.

 


paulheckbert
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Pittsburgh City Councilor Darlene Harris was caught driving her SUV on a walkway in Allegheny Commons Park on October 5.

There was an article in City Paper: https://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2017/10/06/pittsburgh-city-councilor-darlene-harris-caught-driving-car-on-pedestrian-path-in-park-upsetting-constituents

And discussion on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/darlene.harris.35/posts/1631554243575079?pnref=story

And discussion on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/74o72q/councilwoman_darlene_harriss_response_to/


paulheckbert
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Regarding Darlene Harris’ facebook thread: A Darlene-defender had said “she always looks out for her constituents” or something like that, and in my most recent comment, if I remember correctly, I’d written that she honked and yelled at one constituent to “get in the damn bike lane” when there was none, and had driven another constituent with a stroller off a pedestrian path in the park by illegally driving her SUV there.

I’m no longer able to view her facebook page. It appears she blocked me.

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