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Old 11-11-2014, 08:50 AM
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http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpe...dget_FINAL.pdf

Looking good for cyclists. Glad the Mr. Peduto understands the future and the challenges our young people face with all the massive debts they will be starting out life with. More and more people will be on a bike or walking. Huge increase in spending on bike infrastructure, from $125K in 2014 to $940K. Thank you Mr. Peduto! I think he has a pretty good understanding of our future. Heres to a safe and more healthy city!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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I'm curious what the $1.6M for Riverview Park improvements is.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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Am I reading this right? $19M is solely for the Greenfield Avenue Bridge? The total capital budget is $76M, so 25% of that is for this one bridge?

I'm not saying the bridge doesn't need to be built, I'm just surprised it's so much coming from local funding.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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Am I reading this right? $19M is solely for the Greenfield Avenue Bridge? The total capital budget is $76M, so 25% of that is for this one bridge?
That it is so much local funding might explain why they have been delaying the replacement for so many years.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Am I reading this right? $19M is solely for the Greenfield Avenue Bridge? The total capital budget is $76M, so 25% of that is for this one bridge?

I'm not saying the bridge doesn't need to be built, I'm just surprised it's so much coming from local funding.
While I'm sympathetic towards the plight of North Siders who may want money earmarked in the capital budget to rebuild the Davis Avenue Bridge, for example, the Greenfield Bridge is a MAJOR safety concern. There's a big "tray" built under the bridge to catch falling debris before it lands on the Parkway beneath it (how embarrassing for out-of-towners to see), and the bridge itself carries a zillion commuters each day who are heading from Oakland to the Lower East End and/or Eastern Suburbs via Greenfield.

The Parkway East itself needs to be shut down entirely for the old bridge to be imploded/dismantled. I'm hoping city leaders have enough foresight to maybe do this over Christmas or at a time when there will be limited traffic anyways (middle of the night on a weekend in the summer, perhaps). I don't know what would happen to Squirrel Hill if Hobart, Beacon, Bartlett, and Forbes had to handle everyone who wanted to get from Downtown or Oakland workplaces to the East End/Eastern Suburbs. I know if that was a prolonged closure that our business just wouldn't be able to function as we are involved in logistics from Oakland restaurants to East End clients.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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While I'm sympathetic towards the plight of North Siders who may want money earmarked in the capital budget to rebuild the Davis Avenue Bridge, for example, the Greenfield Bridge is a MAJOR safety concern. There's a big "tray" built under the bridge to catch falling debris before it lands on the Parkway beneath it (how embarrassing for out-of-towners to see), and the bridge itself carries a zillion commuters each day who are heading from Oakland to the Lower East End and/or Eastern Suburbs via Greenfield.
I definitely think the Greenfield Ave bridge needs to be rebuilt. I also agree that it should be a priority over projects like the Davis Ave Bridge. I'm just surprised it's so much local funding, particularly since it crosses an interstate as you pointed out.

If anything, this budget actually makes me optimistic about the Davis Ave Bridge eventually being rebuilt. Estimates are about $8M for that bridge, so it's good to see the city is willing to pony up that much money locally for bridges. And $1.6M for Riverview park improvements makes me think that in the next few years they could boost that to get the bridge rebuilt.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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I think I remember reading in the P-G when they announced the demolition that they are looking to close the parkway between Christmas and New Years, when the daily workforce is at its lowest.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpe...dget_FINAL.pdf

Looking good for cyclists. Glad the Mr. Peduto understands the future and the challenges our young people face with all the massive debts they will be starting out life with. More and more people will be on a bike or walking. Huge increase in spending on bike infrastructure, from $125K in 2014 to $940K. Thank you Mr. Peduto! I think he has a pretty good understanding of our future. Heres to a safe and more healthy city!
One man's wise spending is another man's Government waste. (With apologies to all the women out there )
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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I'm curious what the $1.6M for Riverview Park improvements is.
Davis Avenue Bridge Engineering Design most likely.

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Am I reading this right? $19M is solely for the Greenfield Avenue Bridge? The total capital budget is $76M, so 25% of that is for this one bridge?

I'm not saying the bridge doesn't need to be built, I'm just surprised it's so much coming from local funding.
That's probably the cost of the total bridge. 80% is federal money, 15% state, and 5% City is most likely the breakdown.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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The problem with the impending closure/demo/rebuild of the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge (the real name of the Greenfield Bridge) is that there is no comprehensive traffic plan. Why not make Second Avenue two lanes outbound for the PM rush? So, the people headed to the Glenwood Bridge would continue, with others using Hazelwood Avenue to get up to Greenfield. It isn't perfect, but possibly worth a look.


There are other minor things they can do to re-route traffic and make it less painful. They haven't done this at all. I think people are going to hit the roof when this starts.

The City traffic division just does things so 1/2 a$$sed. Their recorded messages at the Fifth Avenue at Diamond Street barriers are totally unintelligible. There is no indication as to why they are there, and you can barely hear the automated voice, let alone understand what the female voice says! Is there something to worry about in the near future as a ped that walks by there every day? I have no idea.
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