big hole on the "northeast passage"

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rsprake
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Bakery Square 2.0 isn’t PennDOT.


salty
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Destruction of East Liberty v1.0 wasn’t PennDOT either, it was the URA.

All of the new development is still way too car-centric. It may be better than what they did in the 60’s but it’s far from great.


Pseudacris
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An interesting story about the sinkhole….now we know why it is fixed in a half-*ssed fashion!

http://publicsource.org/investigations/when-street-not-street


Anonymous #

Very interesting! So if Ellis is replacing the damaged sewer in 2013,I wonder if they’ll close down the Passage?


Pseudacris
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Hope not. At the end of the article, their marketing director says they hope to work with Walnut Capital to keep it bike/ped friendly.


Anonymous #

Thanks for sharing the article — feedback is welcome! After doing the research for this story (and seeing the sinkhole filled in within a few hours of interviewing the DPW) I learned that most of the parties involved in that area plan to keep that path open. But, it’s important to keep in mind, as someone else already mentioned, that the sinkhole is only temporarily fixed. Taking a look at the timeline of events: it was filled in March of 2012 with similar gravel; it was filled again about six months later. So it’s likely the sinkhole will continue to ‘reappear’ until the sewer, owned by The Ellis School, is removed or repaired.


Pierce
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The PG picked up the story:

http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12276/1266065-53.stm

Who knew making a call to 311 could get you in the paper


dmtroyer
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@Emily I thought the story was extremely well produced. more like this!


Pierce
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Yes, it was a nice mix of history and current information.


rsprake
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Very nicely done article.


Steven
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A quote in the article (very well done, by the way) has now triggered some political squabbling. PG article.

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