Mon Warf Ribbon Cutting!

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Andrew
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Great! I just came across this on yahoo groups.

“Help us welcome the Wharf!

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR THE MONONGAHELA WHARF LANDING

Please join Riverlife’s Board of Directors and your elected officials to

celebrate the remarkable transformation of the Mon Wharf, Pittsburgh’s newest

riverfront green space.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monongahela Wharf Landing

Opening remarks begin at 10:00 am

-Access Stairs and Parking Entrance at the intersection of Wood Street and Ft.

Pitt Boulevard

-Riverlife encourages the use of public transportation

-Limited Parking Available at Mon Wharf. Pay parking at Wood Street/Blvd of the

Allies garage.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Riverlife Executive Director Lisa Schroeder

Congressman Mike Doyle

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Mike Crall

PennDOT Secretary Allen Biehler

DCNR Representative

Point Park University President Dr. Paul Hennigan

Refreshments provided by the Gateway Clipper Fleet

RSVP

Stephan Bontrager by Friday, November 13th”


Ohiojeff
Participant
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I walked over the Smithfield Street bridge the other day and this looked really nice from above. It’s sad that it stops dead at the bridge end, but I believe there are plans in the works to build a ramp up to join the jail trail eventually.


Lenny
Participant
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I agree with Jeff.It’s sad and laughable at the same time, there’s a ribbon cutting celebration when the project isn’t yet complete?? It’s one of those scratch your head moments.Makes more sense to have the ribbon cutting when the ramp from the Smithfield bridge to the Mon Warf is finished.


Andrew
Participant
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Yeah, I have seen it from the bridge too. Even it it 1/4 mile of tail, I am happy to see anything new.


reddan
Keymaster
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Ribbon cuttings are photo ops for political types. If it means more support for cycling infrastructure, I am perfectly happy to let ’em have some extra media attention, even if there’s still work to be done.

“The perfect is the enemy of the good”, ya know? Progress, even if not as fast as we’d like, is still worth recognizing.


greenbike
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Post Gazette has an article today on it: clicky here


aothman
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I remember the first time I biked the Jail trail trying to get to the point. You get so close and then the trail just stops, and it’s totally not obvious which combination of downtown streets takes you there safely.

This looks like it will be a great addition.

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