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Chris Zurawsky 
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Re: “New steps being installed in Oakland include a small ramp for bikes

I've found the runnel on local steps (going down to The Run from Greenfield Ave.) hard to use. You have to hold the bike back and upright from above, or push it from below. I've concluded that it's just as easy/difficult to carry the bike. Anybody else?

Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 04/11/2018 at 10:30 AM

Re: “What's a sneckdown and what does it teach us about Pittsburgh road design?

About four years ago I proposed identifying sneckdowns as part of a green infrastructure funding proposal to the Allegheny County Conservation District. Trees and other greenery can be planted in sneckdowns to help capture stormwater and reduce the amount of impervious surface in the city. I got the idea from Pitt Prof. Dan Bain.

Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 01/08/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “A dangerous intersection in Pittsburgh’s Regent Square neighborhood has residents calling for action

It's Paul Heckbert Week in the local media! Good job!!

Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 02/01/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “At this year’s Thrival Festival some were left high and dry by long lines

On the Saturday afternoon of the event, I was surprised by the fact that you could hear very offensive rapping all up and down the Valley (e.g., some lame WuTang tribute crew ended its set by shouting "word, m--f--'er" over and over and over. After about the 7th repetition I stopped laughing and just felt sad.) I'm sure the good folks of Rankin, Swissvale and Homestead were thrilled to be exposed to so much music/noise.

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Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 10/05/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “A proposed highway cap won’t help the Lower Hill

Clear-eyed analysis beats blind Chamber-of-Commerce cheerleading every time. And let's not forget all of the Hill District connections to Uptown (the Fifth/Forbes corridor). Knitting together those two neighborhoods would be a boost to both Oakland and Downtown.

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Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 08/17/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “PennDOT Bike/Ped coordinator visits Pittsburgh, vows to update and improve Pennsylvania’s bike and pedestrian policies

I thought the planing department smoothed out rough boards.

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Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 05/13/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh Police on alert after armed Donald Trump supporters say they will confront protesters

Saw Chris Potter having lunch with his wife at Conflict Kitchen. They openly carried their food containers to a sidewalk table. Other than that, all was well.

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Posted by Chris Zurawsky on 04/13/2016 at 3:45 PM

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