@PGHDPW construction division is installing a new pilot configuration for flex posts on the Penn Avenue bike lane from 9th the 10th for @PghDOMI today. Comments or concerns about the new layout? Submit them to @Pgh311pic.twitter.com/Pqt3tVc290
When i went down penn the other day, there were 7 cars parked in the bike lane all along penn. That bike lane has been an utter mess lately. The whole 700 block, with all the bollards missing is dangerous because of the cars driving in it to get around loading busses. Almost been hit 3 times now. Has this happened to anyone else or do i just have bad luck?
As 311 said to @rustyred, call 911 every time. Especially if it creates a dangerous situation for you, and then tell 911 about the danger as well as the parking. If you have time, send the photos to 311 as well, perhaps mentioning the 911 call. But it will be the volume of complaints that actually gets action.
To help improve cycling in The Strip, even if you missed their workshops this week, you can comment on DOMI’s Strip District transportation plans at http://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/stripmobility. Click “contact” to get an email address for comments.
I emailed them this:
I’d recommend, for Penn Ave between 16th St and 24th St:
take out one lane of car parking
widen at least one of the sidewalks a lot (double its width, to encourage sidewalk cafes and sidewalk vendors and to add space for HealthyRide bikeshare stations)
add many bike racks
put speed bumps or speed tables at every intersection, to slow cars on Penn Ave and make walking, cycling, and shopping safer
one day a month, close this section of Penn Ave to all car traffic