Public Hearing on Bike Parking Ordnance Sept 1!

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erok
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yeah, heard it on the radio. the phone in had about 100 votes, 30% yes 70% no.

the online had about 1300 votes; 57% yes, 43% no.

i heard the dj mention it. it kinda ruled in a weird way.


edmonds59
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Wow, you mean people who are probably listening in their cars are more retrograde and are opposed to it, and people who get their information from the internet are more progressive, and for it? There’s a stunner.


erok
Keymaster
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man, way to be a bummer ;)

hearing the slight disappointment in the dj’s voice when he had to announce that people voted in favor of it was good enough for me. plus, the trib gets to post the results today


edmonds59
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Uggh, as amusing as it might be, I don’t think I have the stomach to visit the cesspool that is the Trib to see how they carry this.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Being a long-time listener of KQV (since the ’80s), it’s no secret that the phone poll response usually has a right-wing skew, especially on the telephone side, with the online side a little less so. The Trib does little more than print the numbers.

Side note (you may know this already, but…): Prior to KQV going to an all-news format in 1975, they had a DJ who went by the name of Jeff Christy. He now goes by the name of Rush Limbaugh.


erok
Keymaster
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maybe this should be it’s own thread, but i wanted to continue the dialogue. there is a public hearing in council chambers on tuesday feb 9 about this.

Public Hearing on Bike Parking Ordinance

Tuesday February 9

1:30 – 2:30 PM

City Council Chambers

5th Floor City-County Building

It would be great for people to show up to this to support it. if you want to speak, you need to call ahead of time to reserve your spot. more info here:

http://bike-pgh.org/2010/02/action-alert-tuesday-feb-9-show-your-support-in-council-chambers-at-the-bike-parking-ordinance-public-hearing/


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Any recommendations on how those of us who (a) are not city residents, and/or (b) can’t make it to the hearing, can contribute to this?


alnilam
Participant
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Is the hearing tomorrow still going down, considering all the snow craziness the city is dealing with right now?


erok
Keymaster
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I called and she said there is talk of canceling it-it’s up to council prez. She said that if you signed up to speak, she’ll call you back.

if you do call to sign up, they also ask you if you are for or against, so it might be good to sign up anyway, and say that you couldn’t make it cause of the weather.

I’ll keep yinz updated


erok
Keymaster
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Just got the phone call.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CANCELED FOR TOMORROW!!!!

It will be rescheduled to a later date TBD


erok
Keymaster
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erok
Keymaster
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City Council Passed this UNANIMOUSLY!!!!!!

More info/news soon


erok
Keymaster
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ps. good work everyone who emailed/called council and showed up to public meetings


erok
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ps. good work everyone who emailed/called council and showed up to public meetings


lolly
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hooray!


Swalfoort
Participant
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Great news!


rachel_ding
Participant
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So rad! I’m so glad this happened. I’m so glad all the hype about this, e-mails to the city, etc. paid off. Ya’ll WORKED IT.


asobi
Participant
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Anyone know if it takes effect immediately? I suppose developers will phase this into their plans gradually anyway, but it’ll be great to note the improvements as they occur, especially with older properties in crowded neighborhoods.


erok
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well, officially the mayor has to sign something, which we expect him to do as it technically came from his office.

then it’s law.

so, what should happen is that after that, when a developer submits their plans to zoning for approval, zoning will say, you need to put in some bike racks. see section blah blah for details

here’s a blog post about today’s Council meeting:

http://bike-pgh.org/2010/03/city-council-unanimously-passes-bike-parking-requirement-ordinance/

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