Open Streets Brentwood Oct 17th

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Marko82
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The first “suburban” Open Streets in Pittsburgh will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 9 AM to 1 PM, in Brentwood.

Over a mile of Brownsville Road will be closed down and transformed into an open space for recreational activities for participants to explore by walking, biking, running, skating, exercising, dancing, shopping, as well as children’s activities, socializing, and much, much more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/400057890200181/


Marko82
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@fultonco & I will probably be coordinating a bike ride from either Downtown or from South Side then up 18th street to Brentwood to attend this (details TBD), but I wanted to get this out early so folks could pencil in the date if interested.


emma
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awesome!!!!


StuInMcCandless
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I mentioned this at the Walk Bike Ross meeting last night. They are seriously interested to see how another suburb plans on pulling this off.


byogman
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It’d be a bit crazy but under just the right conditions I’d consider coming out with the kids on the train. I’ve been looking for an excuse to go over mount Washington. it would, however, require a very high degree of patience on south 18th street and I don’t want to seriously annoy a bunch of people who might perceive it as a stunt.


Mick
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my first thought was
It’s Brentwood. “Open streets” might mean they let black people drive through without harassing them.


StuInMcCandless
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@byogman – You can’t take the train to Brentwood. That’s 51 Carrick territory. South 18th St is about a mile and a half of 5% grade, then another 250 feet of climbing after getting south of Arlington. We took Critical Mass out S.18th/Brownsville last year. It was quite cyclist hostile.
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buffalo buffalo
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@stu, pretty sure he meant the biketrain, his tandem with tandem trailer you might’ve seen at the try-a-bike last weekend….

agreed, though, that 18th is pretty rough—doable but _very_ long—and the alternatives aren’t so pleasant, either.


J Z
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I wonder if you could do something like this at night, in conjunction with something like Squirrel Hill night market? That would be pretty sweet.


fultonco
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There will be an Open Streets Event held along Brownsville Road, in Brentwood.

The date and time of there event is Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 9 AM until 1 PM.

Marko82 and I will be helping to lead a bike ride, that will begin at the South Side Riverfront Park, going up 18th Street, and then following Brownsville Road until we reach the event in Brentwood. The bike ride starts at 8 AM.

If you are on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/400057890200181/

If you know of any volunteers, vendors or musicians who might be interested in having a presence there, these links to online registrations can be passed along:

Interested businesses should fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NVt3OnnHGZ4K_3uxjFWST9fStfW5eGYqcF5HWigmlnk/viewform

Interested active lifestyle vendor should fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KsyMsPdjHAcDhQNNJLmltOvoMmtWtsUKbWUzvGOJa4k/viewform

Interested musicians, street performers, buskers, etc should fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hZ2oNv1MTpBNcz67VS9uY8bRlqecST3kpNQdxdb091c/viewform

Interested volunteers should sign up here:

http://economicdevelopmentsouth.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=10958

I will pass on additional information as it comes my way.


fultonco
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In the time leading up to the event, I will try to highlight some of the activities / participants for the Open Streets in Brentwood (Saturday 10/17/15, from 9am – 1pm) :

A musical band recently offered its services :

“John Egger & Paul Hayhurst are from the band Tumblin’ Dice, Picture from left to right Paul, John, Mark on drums and Jason, Paul & John are from Baldwin Borough, Jason and Mark (is from) Brentwood, we play sounds of the 60’s & 70’s.”

Photo available later on today at the Facebook Page, “Safe Streets South Hills Pittsburgh, PA.”


emma
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This is really awesome. I’m gonna try to meet up with y’all in the south side to ride over!


fultonco
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@emma

It will be great having you along. At one point in time, some from the Flock 412 group were considering joining us also. I hope we have a big group riding into the event.


emma
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oh curses, I have another totally fun awesome thing that morning. I won’t be able to ride with y’all but will still try to come out later on in the morning.

Also, later that night is the Greenfield Bridge Party.

I love October.


StuInMcCandless
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I have a nine to noon commitment myself, so the best I can hope for is to meet you all for a send off. Take lots of notes and pictures, okay?


Marko82
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We got a story in the Trib today

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yoursouthhills/yoursouthhillsmore/9191247-74/brentwood-open-road#axzz3nyqKabDV

And don’t forget we will have a bike ride out to the event leaving SouthSide riverfront park at 8am


fultonco
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Short video (3:32) of the Open Streets in Brentwood, yesterday. I thought it was a success and the people who came out really enjoyed themselves. Thanks to Marko82, Rusty Red, and Buffalo for coming out to the ride. Thick Bikes and Pro Bikes also came and set up tents. EDS – Greg Jones and Stephanie Miller and the Brentwood Borough Staff did a great job organizing the event. Rich Fitzgerald was there, riding his bike around, for quite a while also. We saw several neighboring Police Departments on hand to help out and check the event out. Perhaps we’ll see more of these events in suburban communities in the future.

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