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Re: “State Rep. Summer Lee wants county health department to halt a Braddock fracking well

Thank you, Summer Lee, for standing up for public health!

Posted by Paul Heckbert on 08/23/2019 at 2:28 PM
Posted by Paul Heckbert on 07/23/2019 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Advocates demonstrate vulnerability of cyclists in calling for parking-protected bike lanes in Pittsburgh

Schenley Drive in front of Phipps also has a parking-protected bike lane. But it's short. More of our bike lanes need to be either parking-protected, bollard-protected (like Penn Ave downtown), or planter-protected (as in Akron, Ohio).

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Posted by Paul Heckbert on 05/04/2019 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Can the proposed Mon-Oakland Connector adequately serve Hazelwood, Oakland, and Greenfield?

If a shuttle like this is not built, the car traffic on Irvine St and the congestion at the intersection of Second & Greenfield and at Second & Bates will get even worse than it currently is. Public transit such as this proposed shuttle helps reduce the use of single-occupancy cars and the noise and air pollution that goes with it. Think of the shuttle as a congestion-reducer. Bike trails and bike lanes help get people out of cars, also. The shuttle needs a stop at Panther Hollow Lake!

A note about names: Junction Hollow runs north-south. Panther Hollow runs east-west.

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Posted by Paul Heckbert on 05/04/2019 at 5:56 PM

Re: “After $205 million and three years of construction, Carnegie Mellon University's David A. Tepper Quad is complete

Charles Black's comments are unreasonably harsh. The CMU campus has a few eyesores (Warner Hall, Wean Hall, and Hunt Library) but most of the rest have a consistent and pleasant Hornbostel architectural style.

Compare to Pitt, which has a higher percentage of ugly buildings, and a much less coherent campus.

"Frozen field"?

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Posted by Paul Heckbert on 12/19/2018 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh wants your input on its new bike master plan

Pittsburghs bike trails and bike lanes are great as far as they go, but many more connections are needed to make a complete network. Did you ever try to bike from Squirrel Hill to the Strip, for example? I do it, but its not yet safe or easy enough that Id take a kid on that ride. All neighborhoods should be kid-safe for biking.

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Posted by Paul Heckbert on 11/13/2018 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Hazelwood residents march for better pedestrian access out of their neighborhood

Yes, the road built through Hazelwood Green should be opened to the public! During a tour of the Almono site coordinated by Rebecca Flora in July 2017, our group was told that a canopy would be built and the road would open in December 2017. Should we believe the "early 2019" promise? Is CSX holding things up?

Posted by Paul Heckbert on 08/28/2018 at 9:22 AM

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