Have you made your 311 complaint this week?
By the Allegheny County airport, Sheets, and the West Mifflin Port Authority depot
@benzo: the fallen tree on Pocusset Drive Trail (as I suggest we call it) – do you know if it’s still there? As you may know, Jon Webb and I did some tree-clearing on that abandoned road / trail in December. See http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/opportunity-for-input-pocusset-street-in-schenley-park/page/3/#post-288663 . If there’s been no action on clearing the fallen tree then we could try contacting Lynette Lederman from Corey O’Connor’s office. See that other thread from Dec. 2013 to Feb. 2014.
I’ll try to scope that downed tree after work today. It has been a while since I checked. I do know that parks dept has a work order to remove it.
Yeah, looks bad. But your picture (Smithfield & Liberty) might be too subtle for some, Stuart. Maybe a closeup or cropped version that clearly shows your tire submerged into a crack. If there were a pool of blood nearby, that would get the message across even better :-)
Created request to trim back overgrowth on negley run blvd. Most of the bike lane on the northern side of the street is covered in knotweed and other overgrowth.
Just before 3pm, the new cycle track in front of Phipps in Schenley Parkl was totally parked up by cars. “No Parking at Any Time” signs were clearly visible alongside the cycle track. Asked for enforcement of the parking restrictions, since the parked cars forced cyclists out into automobile traffic, creating a dangerous situation.
next time, call 911. 311 is generally closed on weekends, and even during the week, anything that requires a direct enforcement response (incl. parking issues) has to go through police dispatch.
Yes, I’ve had success deterring parking in bike lanes with 911. I reported the same car about 3 times on my way to work in front of the ER at west penn, I’ve noticed they now park in the leased area where they belong. So I assume the issue was addressed with them by the proper authorities.
Reported some large potholes (craters, really) along the drainages of westbound Butler St, between Highland Park Bridge and 57th. The Mt. Lebanon group ride usually goes through there on Saturdays, and though I know those holes are there, they never fail to scare the crap out of me. Hopefully they’ll repair them soon.
I also requested repaving the access road to the Allegheny Observatory that goes off Riverview Ave (where Pedal PGH goes through). That access road is in shambles, though I doubt it will be addressed any time soon
Within an hour, @pgh311 replied:
@bus15237 Request ID# 113575 submitted to DPW Inspector to verify ownership of manhole cover to ensure safety & replacement
Just submitted to the 311 twitter account.
Penn Ave inbound just past Childrens Hospital. (across from Brillo Box, I think). Very large pothole in the outside lane. While we were riding home tonight, my wife’s front tire struck it and sent her over the handlebars, plus an ambulance trip to the ER for further tests.
RT @SteelCurlin: @Pgh311 Daylight follow-up pic of the Penn Ave pothole that sent my wife to ER after flipping her bike last night
@Pgh311 What is the hold up in getting the bike path reconnected here? This is very dangerous for cyclists. @BikePGH (Penn & Putnam, near BkSq – I clarified this in a follow-up tweet and that I was talking about the path headed eastbound. Note the construction crew pouring concrete on the opposite side from where it’s needed. And the cyclist waiting in the crappy pedestrian switchback who did in fact nearly get right hooked by the SUV.)
— Todd Derr (@mr_salty) August 22, 2014
@Pgh311: @SteelCurlin Request ID# 113993 submitted to DPW to address pothole on Penn Ave @ 42nd Street & Main Sts
My 311 Complaint this week: MMVTA needs to put bike racks on their buses especially for bike commuters that would like to have their bikes at both ends of the trip!
TIL: as of last year, MMVTA owns, but does not operate, its vehicles.
Contact operator MV Transit here: http://www.mvtransit.com/contact/passenger-comments
Contact MMVTA itself here: http://www.mmvta.com/contact-us/
On previously mentioned 885 work…
They’re now working on the opposite side of the railroad overpass. Their solution to removing shoulders where people regularly walk is to have no pedestrian signs.
Reported the expansion joint on northbound lanes for 6th Street bridge. Crossing this joint has become a problem, as there are potholes along the metal edge on both sides. You can bunny hop them, but you shouldn’t have to.
A few weeks ago I reported a small open manhole on Carson St. just East of Smithfield St. It’s still not repaired/replaced, just an open hole waiting to snag a bicycle/motorcycle wheel. It’s been two weeks since my second report to 311 about the issue….
Anyone know of a way to get some traction on this one? An open manhole, even a small one like this, should be a high priority issue in my mind.
Maybe contact your rep on City Council and ask what the holdup is?
BTW, reported the bike lane between Braddock and Dallas on Forbes being full of leaves and black walnuts — it was swept two days later. Pretty good work.
There’s a good chance that the manhole is PWSA. I would contact them, as well.
Someone decided to block the entire Fort Pitt Bridge sidewalk with the temporary road closing signs. 311’d it.
^ I ran into this too so I lifted my bike up over the jersey barrier and proceeded in the traffic lane – F-PennDot! I also mentioned the blockage to a cop directing traffic near Duq incline. He said he’d tell his supervisor, but since the cop was sitting in his car with the heater running & the traffic light cord running to his car…. I don’t think he saw the bigger picture.
@marko82 …l the cop was sitting in his car with the heater running & the traffic light cord running to his car….
Please tell me there were donuts involved.
Fort Pitt sign:
There’s some leaning going on. Oh and the bottom bar is missing a bolt, the other bolt is rusted on.
Wow, looks like the recent weather has been rough on that sign. ;)
Well, a sign poking a bit into the travel lane sure gets taken care of quickly.
Sign gets bent out of shape from the guilt of blocking the sidewalk.
Requested pothole blitz attention to the numerous potholes in the concrete area where the Southside trail meets the trail gap at 4th, between the RR tracks and the river. Nothing huge, but it takes lots of weaving to avoid them.
A truck was blocking 3/4 of the bike lane on Penn Ave at Tito Way, near Benedum Center, the three times I passed by this spot on bike, around 3:30-5pm on Monday 11/24. Nobody should be allowed to park across the bike lane like that except in an emergency — this is the principal bike route through the theater district. Please inform the truckers so this doesn’t happen again.
Regarding my report of 11/25, truck blocking Penn Ave bike lane at Tito Way, I got “Your request has been sent to the Police at Zone 2 to monitor the parking in this location and to notify the business owners. Your request number is 419242.”
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