Summer riding conditions report

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RustyRed
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Meh, they have squatters rights at this point.

(about an hour ago, tents occupy the cycletrack…. and no “Road Closed” signage.)

 

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StuInMcCandless
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The whole point of not including the 500 block of Penn in the original opening of the bike lane was because they had to tear up the street to rebuild a broken storm sewer. Which they did, I thought. So what’s this new thing they could not have foreseen, or which has already broken, in under two years?


chrishent
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@stu, it’s not water/sewage. I think it’s fiber/cable. Who knows why they didn’t do it last year. Butler St suffered the same fate recently, after last year’s repaving.

That being said, there’s some utility work being done in Stanwix and Liberty, in sections that are not in good shape to begin with. At least for Stanwix, this could be a prelude to future repavement and subsequent installation of the GAP to Point bike lanes

 


Eric
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my guess is that the floods did a number on the road…


chrishent
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nope, not floods. Utility work starts on Cecil Pl (that alley that connects Penn and Fort Duquesne Blvd. This alley has been milled, btw) and then goes east on Penn towards the middle of the road, where you don’t usually find any storm drains/sewers. This is all being done with relatively small equipment, so guess is phone/cable infrastructure.

Also, the rightmost outbound lane on Liberty, between Fifth Ave and 6th/Market St has also been cut but not dug up yet. This area badly needs a full repaving…


Italianblend
Participant
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There Is a metal road plate on commercial/forward Ave going down hill between summerset neighborhood and the Irish center. Since it’s down hill, you’ll feel the need to brake when you approach it. It’s unavoidable.  Just be aware of it.


jamie
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Because of all the crap blocking the Penn Ave. bike lane, this close call happened to me today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTzZTH79WY8

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chrishent
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The thing that bugs me the most about all the tents on the Penn Ave cycle track is that I doubt that the PGH Symphony (or whoever is organizing this) would have gotten a permit to block that traffic lane if Penn was still a two-way street…


J Z
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For around the last two weeks, I’ve been encountering a tanker truck on EFT/Jail Trail spraying what I’m assuming is some type of herbicide on the brush next to the bikeway.


RustyRed
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They have the sidewalk shut down now too; peds have to walk in the street and salmons too.

 

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Seriously, if this private event is so big that they need that entire plaza, a sidewalk and two lanes of traffic, MAYBE they need a larger venue?


Eric
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All that stuff Rusty reported still in bike lane as of today on Penn between 7th and 6th. Today they were setting up stuff

 

Fox Chapel Road milled from Delafield to sq run road East. I assume once repaved then will be milled from. Sq r r east to Powers Run.


paulheckbert
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Time to switch to the Fall thread!

Fall Riding Conditions Report

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