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Eric
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alleghenian
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The “Great American Rail Trail” will include the Pittsburgh-to-DC trails, part of the Montour Trail and the Panhandle Trail:

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/05/08/Great-American-Rail-Trail-Pittsburgh-bike-cross-country-route-Allegheny-Passage/stories/201905030099

The overall map found here is fun to explore: https://gis.railstotrails.org/grtamerican/

 

 


StuInMcCandless
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Today’s Trib has a letter from Ken Werner from Walk//Bike Ross. He rewrote an earlier letter I authored.

As of 6pm, no replies, for or against.


Eric
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Eric
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Apropos of nothing us cyclists keep a lookout for narrow sidewalks made worse by construction signs from Penndot etc. I never knew the regs for minimum sidewalk width for ADA so I looked it up- 36″.


Eric
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Woman wearing earbuds hit by train.

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/woman-hit-injured-by-train-in-mt-pleasant/

Yesterday on the trail there were quite a few people with earbuds who must have had them up so high they could not hear me honking my horn or screaming “on your left” and walking down the middle of the trail. In one case I was 2 feet the person. :(


greg h
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Eric
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as a frequent trail user in the pgh area I sometimes worry about finding a dead body. That would be scary.

these are the super hilly trails that are behind the bike oval or over by the LARPer (on sundays) parking lot?

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/21/Body-found-near-Highland-Park-bike-trails/stories/201905210089

A man’s body was discovered near bike trails near the border of Highland Park and Lincoln-Lemington on Monday, according to Pittsburgh police.

The body was found in the 1400 block of Washington Boulevard just after 5 p.m., police said. The body, which has not been identified, was discovered in a wooded area about 75 feet from the trail.

No foul play is suspected. Police are investigating.


jonawebb
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Stu has won


Eric
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Oh thank God! Finally. She always eeked out after a split from so many candidates running against her.

He seems to have gotten above 50 percent! Hopefully Harris will go quietly into the night instead of running a write in campaign in the fall.


Swalfoort
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The radio story I heard was that she was not disappointed in the loss, in that she had been “uncertain” as to whether she wanted to run again anyway. I think she’ll go quietly into the night.


StuInMcCandless
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I’m excited to see Bethany Hallam win. Both my kids worked side by side with her at the store up the street from my house. I’ve known her over 10 years. I don’t know how much she bikes, but she doesn’t drive, and is keenly aware how difficult it is to get around without adequate transit. I know she knows how much I rely on a bike for basic transportation.


jonawebb
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Bike commuting up from 1.5% to 4.5% in five years according to Green Building Alliance survey.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/23/Survey-shows-Pittsburgh-commuters-green-building-alliance/stories/201905230164


paulheckbert
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Marko82
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Pittsburgh’s Cycling Community Creates Safe Spaces For Women And LGBTQIA Individuals In Biking

Pittsburgh’s cycling community creates safe spaces for women and LGBTQIA individuals in biking


paulheckbert
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Northside Trail and Chateau Trails might be renamed the Murphy trail, in honor of former mayor Tom Murphy

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-considers-renaming-portion-of-riverfront-trail-after-former-mayor-murphy/


Eric
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Old news. It’s been officially renamed.

City Council approves Thomas J. Murphy Trail


Eric
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There’s a print article about this in today’s Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, but I can’t find it online. So here’s another article from the Butler Eagle.

http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20190425/NEWS20/704259875/0/news


Eric
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Eric
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Eric
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area man makes it to Utah in race across america.

https://triblive.com/local/sewickley/sewickley-bicyclist-cant-complete-grueling-race-across-america/

there’s also a 12th grader from winchester thurston who is doing the race to raise money for parkinsons research.
https://triblive.com/local/fox-chapel/fox-chapel-teen-biking-across-country-for-parkinsons-awareness/


Eric
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Eric
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this doesn’t seem anywhere near the trail (a few blocks away) but I can’t trust the trib to report the facts accurately.

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/development-company-plans-57-million-csouth-side-works-complex/


Marko82
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Why is bus ridership falling almost everywhere except Pittsburgh?

Why is bus ridership falling almost everywhere except Pittsburgh?


Eric
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There seems to be 2-3 bikes left a week at the exact same place in the far parking lot of Millvale Riverfront Park. As I’m in the park 4-5x a week I email Healthy Ride every time a new bike shows up.

Today I got an email from Healthy Ride alluding to the fact that there seems to be one person leaving bjkes there repeatedly. I replied back that even though it is in Millvale and not Pgh, couldn’t they put a station in the Riverfront Park? So we’ll see if they are willing/able to expand their footprint out of the city proper. I’m wondering if their contract with the city makes them exclusive to the city limits?


Eric
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Response from healthy ride is contract says city of Pgh or private property, so no Millvale Riverfront Park…


The Iguana
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jonawebb
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StuInMcCandless
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@eric – Take a bus to Millvale, walk down to where the bikes are being left, rent it, and ride it back downtown. Or at least to the nearest dock in L’ ville. Then tell them about it. I’ve done this and gotten a credit toward a free half hour in the past.

 

@marko82 – Small world? The author of that article is Scott Bricker’s sister-in-law. And it was her TED talk at the 2013 TEDxCMU that inspired my post about What Do These Little Towns Need?.


Eric
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PA Senate passed a local police radar bill (You know, like the ones that have kicked around for decades without being passed) and it was sent on 49-1 to the House.

https://triblive.com/local/regional/annual-push-under-way-in-pennsylvania-to-let-local-police-use-speed-detecting-radar/

It passed the Senate last session only to die in the House, so no idea what will happen this year.


Eric
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Eric
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Eric
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chrishent
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chrishent
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AHN and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds are partnering to build a sports/health complex near the head of the Montour Trail in Coraopolis. It’s unclear what effect this will have on the trail, particularly the missing link between mile marker 0 and Coraopolis, which was slated to be completed next year:

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/ahn-riverhounds-planning-16m-sports-health-complex-in-coraopolis/

  • This reply was modified 3 hours, 10 minutes ago by  chrishent.

rainbow dog
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This has plans for the Montour Junction:

https://alleghenycounty.us/parks/about/montour-junction.aspx

Looks like the missing link trail will go through the complex.

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