Been a fan of Todd's work since 1970. Love that his creativity and curiosity has always moved him forward and he didn't become a cover band of himself.
A recent survey of cyclists on the South Side revealed that 85% of them owned cars. So, there's that. Students really don't count since they are not yet in the job market. Contrast that with the great amount of poverty in Allegheny County, much of it in the suburbs, and the need for transportation for poor people to get and keep jobs. Sure they can get bikes if they have some money, but 2 hour rides each way isn't going to work for them, even if there were safe routes and it never snowed or rained here. Mass public transit that serves the whole population, not just centered on affluent neighborhoods is what is needed. Instead of bike lanes and bike rental centers, we need something that works for lower class residents as well as everyone else. 40 years ago we had a great trolley system that served everybody quite well. This focus on bikes is just fiddling while Rome burns.
Where does the idea that biking is for the well-to-do come from? It's an affordable alternative for people who can't afford vehicles or rising bus fare, including students, who are keeping the universities populated. PAT is failing, inconsistent, and often unsafe.
Go to East Lib and Garfield and Homewood and tell me it's only white folks on two wheels.
All Hail the mighty upper middle class cycling lobby, how else can they gentrify a neighborhood if there is no support for bikes? We need to chase out all the old residents so that they can get a chance at buying up the homes while they are still relatively cheap. Look how effectively they've been at chasing out the black residents of East Liberty, er, I mean Shadyside North. Why should we have a decent transportation system when we can allocate resources for affluent white guys who ride bikes? How dare anyone complain!
I love Global and the live performance is exceptional. Todd is being painfully honest with his lyrics and some folks might not want to hear what he has to say, but it's the truth and it would be wise to listen.
It's not just "cycling advocates" who don't want Cercone and her cronies to derail the planned bikeshare stations. It's those of us who are Bloomfield homeowners and taxpayers and people with vested interests in the neighborhood who they do NOT speak for, that they constantly presume to speak for, without ever even giving us an opportunity to have any input. Seriously, the woman is upset because ONE of the stations will be on "her" street, and suddenly the entire project is going to change? Just tell her to eff off and put the station where it makes the most sense!!
With the increase of bike traffic over the last ten years, accomodating all types of commuters needs to be considered, making safety and access paramount. Giving up a parking space or two for a bike dock makes obvious sense, as it also relieves car and car parking congestion. Think about everybody's needs, not just one's own.
New home owners and (gasp) renters are also equal residents and part of the community. Who besides renters do you think pay the bills for Bloomfield landlords?
This couple sounds like they are taking zero responsibility for following bad advice and rudely wanting their customers to pay for it in donations. As if Pittsburgh is dying to keep another tattoo shop open, especially to non-savvy owners. The artists can get jobs in other studios.
I was a fan and this album has alienated me with his lyrics and the his electronic sound.
Really???? ..... There are serious concerns and you should have had a meeting earlier in the process design??? Why should they consider the life long residents or business owners of a community before they propose something? You need to balance between the new and the old. However, you need to give the life long residents and home owners and property owners and business owners and life long taxpayers a vested interest over those of short term renters, transient residents, and suburban drive-thru's. I have seen the city alter major streets, install bike paths, and make the environment more convenient to those who want to bike. But they also need to realize that those biking daily are such a minority of the population that they also need to balance out the safety and convenience of the majority of the population that are drivers and non bikers.
we will take them in squirrel hill if they don't want them! we aren't even on the map!
Great article. Saw the Mavericks in Hamilton ON. It was a magical sound experience!! Thx.
I had to shoot a wedding there yesterday, plans were made before I heard of this. I will never set foot in that place unless it is absolutely necessary. For a "Five Star Hotel" this was a "One Star" move. Classless and I will take my clients elsewhere.
I think it`s time to boycott the Wm. Penn Hotel. If they want to let go my cousin Joe there should be reprecussions. When I was a young man this would have involved a few broken bones, but my youth having been flung, I guess l`ll have to settle for bitching and moaning. Still a bad move f---king with my family. This is a great example of the Pittsburgh Family theme.
This was funny and informational. Thanks
How does he define " a postmodern world" ?
What about Frank Cunimondo on Sunday afternoons?
When is the next camp being held? My daughter is about to turn 9 and plays keyboard and want to pick up on drums. And she has a KILLER LOUD voice!!!!
Alex Zimmerman, you wrote that Joe is a noted "classical" guitarist. Wrong. Joe is a world renowned jazz guitarist. Joe can play a bit of classical, but his forte is jazz.
These Omni Hotel guys used myself and another singer to audition for 2+ hours for that job (we didn't know we were trying to replace Negri). Who makes people audition for 2+ hours? That's a gig, not an audition. Unpaid.
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