Encouraging Almono to think big on active transport

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StuInMcCandless
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Z, with the opening of the new Blair Street, and the trail under Hot Metal, you can bike downtown from the meeting in about 20-25 minutes.

* L Gertrude St, L Flowers, R Chatsworth, L Hazelwood, cross Irvine/Second, R Blair Blvd.

* At R bend, peel L onto trail, pass under Hot Metal Bridge.

* At some point, make a couple R turns to aim back to the Hot Metal Bridge. Take ramp to bridge as if you were headed to SSide, but hang a tight left to cross the HMB on the sidewalk. Another L points you downtown.

* Exit trail at Grant st, continuing downtown on Grant.

* L onto Seventh Ave, L on Liberty. Your choice of the 1 on one side of Liberty, 91 on the other.


zzwergel
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I could also bike to Oakland to get the 75.


paulheckbert
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Reminder:

Public meeting about transportation in the Hazelwood area this evening:
“The next public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday May 8th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Spartan Community Center of Hazelwood (134 East Elizabeth Street). The meeting is an open house, you are welcome to join us anytime from 6 to 8 pm.”
Topics of discussion: connecting Hazelwood trail to Duck Hollow trail, The Chute, proposed shuttle between Oakland and Hazelwood.
more info:
https://www.bikepgh.org/message-board/topic/encouraging-almono-to-think-big-on-active-transport/page/3/#post-361911


zzwergel
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Already missed it.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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I attended, sat in the front, listened intently, and asked a couple questions, as did many others. Sounds like the railroad is a major roadblock (literally) to getting anything progressive done. Meanwhile, the speakers there made it clear that they were interested in public input, and pointed to the dozen presentations on tripods as echoing what had been gathered from previous rounds of public input. Everything presented will be up on a website soon.


MaryShaw
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I was also there, spent time talking to project staff rather than in the presentation and Q/A.  I’m generally pleased with the extent to which they incorporated the extensive comments that several of us sent them over the past couple of months.  Those comments are at https://furnace2furnace.org

When they get the displays posted, please look at them and respond.  They had a questionnaire at the meeting tonight and said they would be converting it to surveymonkey so other folks could comment too.

 


paulheckbert
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If you want to see the Duck Hollow Trail connected to Hazelwood, rather than remain a dead-end trail,
or if you want a decent, bikeable connection in Hays between the GAP and the Glenwood Bridge, to replace the lousy stairs,
or if you want “the chute” at Second Ave & Greenfield Ave fixed,

please send your comments to SPC by May 24 via the survey at https://spcsecondavenue.com/may-public-meeting/

Just answer the questions you care about.

SPC has great influence with the city of Pittsburgh, with PennDOT, and with other powerful entities, so sending comments to them is a smart judo move.

thanks

below is one of the posters from the May 8 public meeting — some of the ideas SPC is considering.

spc_hazelwood_20190508

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