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Have you made your 311 complaint this week?

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paulheckbert

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Aug 28 2013 at 9:21am #

Regarding the Beechwood-near-Forest-Glen pothole, I got this today from the city: “Summary of action taken: COMPLETED — G. MCCAIN 8/27/13″. (I think I wasn’t the only person to report this pothole; Yale Cohen mentioned that he reported it, also.)

Can someone verify that this pothole got patched?


rsprake

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Aug 28 2013 at 3:52pm #

TOPIC OF CONCERN
Parking

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Since schools have started back up parking in Shadyside has become scarce and as a result people are parking too close to the intersections, sometimes blocking the access ramps and making it difficult for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to be safe. Please enforce parking requirements. Thank you!


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 29 2013 at 10:38am #

I made a similar report for Lawrenceville Tuesday, and got a message back Wednesday that it had been bounced to Zone 2 for enforcement.


paulheckbert

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Sep 11 2013 at 9:58am #

I reported today:

Your submission has been assigned ticket number: 58998
Neighborhood: Hays

This is a followup to 311 ticket number 56130, which I filed on 7/29 and to which I don’t recall I received any response. The sidewalk under the south end of the Glenwood Bridge continues to be strewn with broken glass. I’m attaching a picture taken on Monday. This is the ramp from Carson St to Glass Run Rd. The white dots on the sidewalk are broken glass. I used to ride my bike on this sidewalk but with the glass mess as it is I feel compelled to carry my bike through here, to avoid flat tires. This sidewalk is an important connection for cyclists because it’s how I get from home (Edgewood) to work (near downtown) via the Duck Hollow Trail and the Baldwin Borough / GAP trail. I have swept up broken glass here in the past, myself, but this is the city’s responsibility, not mine. Please clean up the glass ASAP. If you allow the glass to persist you are allowing one thoughtless litterer’s actions to spoil an important bicycle connection.

PS: lower priority: it appears that the company that put up the billboards on the hillside above the southwest end of the Glenwood Bridge trimmed the shrubs. That’s fine, except they left cut plants strewn on the sidewalk. If you are going to allow them to cut plants near that sidewalk then they should be required to clear their debris from the sidewalk!

In case you’re wondering, yes, this area is within Pittsburgh city limits. I checked.

LATITUDE 40.39293412835439 LONGITUDE -79.93489935994148


J.Str.

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Sep 14 2013 at 3:50pm #

Sent this gem in.

How exactly am I supposed to get across the 40th street bridge like this?


Marko82

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Sep 14 2013 at 3:57pm #

J.Str. wrote:How exactly am I supposed to get across the 40th street bridge like this?

Obviously, they want you to sit in one of them metal boxes on wheels there. This happened on the West End bridge too.


edmonds59

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Sep 15 2013 at 7:04am #

Another gem of an example – the joyous combination of a traffic engineer in a remote suburban office park doing a signage plan, and a contractor on site “just doin’ what’s on the drawin’s”.


Benzo

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Sep 17 2013 at 9:57am #

Yeah, I rode the street on 40th while these signs were up, and it seems there is one drain grate that is parallel to the lane of traffic, and it’s right where I was riding. Keep an eye out for it if you take the road there. Better yet, take the lane.


J.Str.

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Sep 24 2013 at 9:38am #

Seems after that weekend they fixed it. Now we are just back to the same old annoying, but maneuverable signage.


Mikhail

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Oct 15 2013 at 3:59pm #

Did you, guys, see what happen to 2nd Ave from 10th and just past Brady St. last week? Finally this is one lane inbound (from Ansaldo garage)) and it’s not wide! Outbound lane is also one lane but converting into two just before Brady and it’s two lanes all the way to Greenfield.

PS I don’t know if it help but I’ve complained to 311 a couple times and complained to bike infrastructure survey. :) Yahoo!


cowchip

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Oct 28 2013 at 3:37pm #

Found a deer carcass in Duck Hollow parking lot and filled out 311 form , I clean trash from this trailhead Parking lot . It will stink soon


cowchip

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Oct 30 2013 at 8:28pm #

2 days and the city animal control had it removed .
I am impressed !!!!


Swalfoort

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Nov 14 2013 at 3:20pm #

Here’s my most recent submission (cross posting from Pocusset Street discussion);

There is an abandoned roadway in Schenley Park that extends from Pocusset Street to Prospect Drive. The name of this roadway was Pocussett Drive at one time.

The surface of this roadway is actually still in very good condition. It is overgrown, and has some fallen trees, but still usable as a pedestrian/bicycle connection.

With the new designation of Pocusset Street as a pedestrian/bicycle roadway, it would be nice to see the City clear some of the vegetation from Pocussett Drive, and create a second pedestrian/bicycle roadway in that location.

Pedestrians and cyclists are currently able to navigate the barriers at the north and south ends of Pocussett Drive, but a small future investment in a more bike friendly barrier design could also be warranted.


mwkozak

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Nov 19 2013 at 8:51pm #

Reported this week:

Drivers driving in the bike lane on East Liberty Blvd as a passing lane. See it happen all the time. I finally got around to filing a complaint about it.


salty

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Nov 19 2013 at 9:02pm #

Now that’s a complaint I’d like to see addressed – Liberty Ave too, and even Beechwood sometimes (not so much passing there, but it amazes me how people buy these expensive sports cars yet can’t manage to keep them the hell out of the bike lane as they take a gentle curve at 15 over the limit).


rgrasmus

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Dec 3 2013 at 6:04pm #

Has anyone else noticed the unusual patterns of the crosswalk at Centre & Negley? I think that when DPW changed the signals to larger ones, they changed the crosswalk activation sequence in a way that doubled the average wait time after pressing the walk button. I have contacted 311 about this multiple times since ~1.5 months ago when they made the change, but nothing has been done about it.
The most annoying thing is that I am fairly certain they conducted the traffic study that led to this change during the time when the intersection was part of the detour for the Highland Ave bridge reconstruction. They overestimated the amount of traffic and are making pedestrians wait longer in the cold or risk jaywalking.


salty

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Jan 3 2014 at 11:55am #

Let’s see if this gets resolved… when it snowed last month the path was actually plowed, but not today. I made it through but especially the part around the ballfield was difficult… which goes back to that earlier discussion about narrow vs wide tires in the snow, I’m sure a fatbike or probably even a MTB would have no problem.

Also, kudos to Walnut Capital (at least I assume it was them) for clearing the section in front of their construction site. That was a problem area last year, it was a sheet of ice for 2 weeks straight (although, that made for a great testing ground for my then-new studded tires), but this year it has been promptly cleared.

The bike/ped path through Mellon Park between 5th and Penn needs to be plowed; both the sections around the ballfield and the path parallelling Penn Ave. Currently it is very difficult and hazardous to traverse the path, and the fact it is so heavily used will cause it to turn it to ice if the problem is not addressed. Also, the “parking lot” portion of Beechwood was plowed, but the plow operator piled up snow right at the entrance to the trail, leading to another hazardous condition.


J Z

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Jan 3 2014 at 1:27pm #

submitted today:

Just wanted to take a moment to thank the City/Public Works for plowing the Eliza Furnace Trail, made for a less challenging bike commute this morning.


salty

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Jan 3 2014 at 9:57pm #

Not my lucky day, the Mellon park trail is not plowed and in much worse shape because a ton of people obviously walk through there. I almost had a really dumb crash into a metal light pole trying to ride through there (managed to stay upright and avoid the pole).

hopefully it gets warm enough this weekend to melt and evaporate.


salty

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Jan 10 2014 at 3:24am #

OK, maybe my 311 wasn’t completely useless because it looks like they did plow and salt the trail this week… So, not so good for stuff that requires prompt action (although the stuff I 311d did all melt last weekend), but at least they took care of the new stuff. We just need that to happen automatically.

It doesn’t affect me personally too much, I’ll ride through it regardless to prove a point, and even have fun doing it as long as I don’t wreck into the pole – but it’s one more obstacle/excuse that might keep people from riding in the winter.


edmonds59

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Jan 10 2014 at 6:26am #

During Chillmaggedon, a brush-buggy was keeping the section of the trail from the county garage to the W. Carson end cleared, so kudos there.


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 13 2014 at 7:26am #

I was in a Twitter conversation with Natalia Rudiak on Sunday, discussing potholes and the reporting thereof, particularly regarding bicyclists’ ability to help. Mayor Peduto got in on it later on, and mentioned the iBurgh app.

@rgrasmus @jonawebb @bus15237 @nataliarudiak @TranspoCamp familiar w/iBurgh (was co-developer) 1st mobile app for local govt -will be back!— bill peduto (@billpeduto) January 13, 2014

This is where my part of the conversation started; my tweet was a response to someone else:

@nataliarudiak Bicyclists are your key for reporting potholes. We can pull over immed, take a photo & 311 it right there.— Stuart Strickland (@bus15237) January 12, 2014

The last I looked, that had been retweeted to over 5,000 people, via ~10 other Twitterers.


Marko82

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Jan 13 2014 at 8:47am #

You da man Stu.

It would be nice if they actually fixed those potholes too.


neilmd

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Jan 14 2014 at 11:53am #

Thomas bike lane almost needs a fat bike… Wightman at Darlington is also beaten to pieces near the double yellow for the left onto Darlington.

This is to acknowledge that the City of Pittsburgh has entered your Service Request.
The Service Request ID is:359600
If you need to contact the city again concerning this issue, please refer to that number.
We will inform you when this request has been completed.
Thank you for allowing the City of Pittsburgh to serve you.
01/14/2014 12:16:32

Summary of Service-Request:

There are three large potholes in the east-bound bike lane on Thomas Blvd between N. Dallas and N. Lang. They all have been there for more than 1 year. The first is just east of N. Dallas. The second is a bit more than half way between N. Dallas and N. Murtland, and the third is halfway between N. Murtland and N. Lang.


paulheckbert

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Jan 15 2014 at 2:05pm #

Pothole-patching blitz this week?

http://www.popcitymedia.com/devnews/potholes011514.aspx

Mayor’s office announces pothole blitz
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014

Rare is the Pittsburgher who’s seen a winter turn into a spring, a spring into a summer and a summer into a fall and thought, “how is it that they still haven’t fixed all the potholes from last year?”

In his second week on the job, Mayor Bill Peduto is getting a head start. His office announced yesterday that city’s department of public works will take advantage of the recent spate of warm weather and fix as many of the current potholes as possible over the next 72 hours, working around the clock as long as the weather remains clement.

The city will have 17 crews filling potholes during the day and another 10 crews working overnight shifts. The mayor has enlisted the help of the City Parks maintenance staff to assist the DPW during what’s thought to be the city’s first “pothole blitz.”

The mayor will discuss the initiative this morning at a news conference with Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa and District 2 Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith.

Peduto is encouraging residents to assist the city by reporting potholes to 311.

Writer: Matthew Wein


buffalo buffalo

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Jan 15 2014 at 2:14pm #

Reported last night via twitter:
@pgh2o @PghDistrict8 apparent water main break, outbound Centre between Neville and Millvale.

@PGHDistrict8 @PghDistrict7 [potholes on] most of millvale Ave btwn liberty & the bridge, both sides (also, sweep the bike lanes, please. Full of gravel!)

Dan Gilman (@PGHDistrict8 and @danielgilman) responded–at about 1015pm last night–to say “I am on both issues. Thank you”, then added this this morning:

PWSA was on site this AM. The leak is on a valve on a private line. PWSA is informing private owner


RustyRed

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Jan 17 2014 at 12:14pm #

Unused railroad tracks… think I could 311 request that they be paved over?

I bit it on the set that run across River Ave over to Heinz on Sunday and have a nice purple and green arm to show for it. I’m kinda lucky I didn’t break or dislocate anything.


RustyRed

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Jan 17 2014 at 7:22pm #

RustyRed wrote:Unused railroad tracks… think I could 311 request that they be paved over?

I bit it on the set that run across River Ave over to Heinz on Sunday and have a nice purple and green arm to show for it. I’m kinda lucky I didn’t break or dislocate anything.

Well, I 311′ed it, but something tells me I picked a bad time to do so.

“Pittsburgh’s 311 hotline gets 1,500 pothole calls | TribLIVE http://trib.me/1mbFLYk


paulheckbert

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Jan 19 2014 at 9:37pm #

This area gets bad every year, so today I reported:

Bad, deep potholes on Biddle near East End, in Regent Square. A cyclist could get hurt here.


Benzo

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Jan 21 2014 at 10:05am #

RustyRed wrote:Unused railroad tracks… think I could 311 request that they be paved over?

I bit it on the set that run across River Ave over to Heinz on Sunday and have a nice purple and green arm to show for it. I’m kinda lucky I didn’t break or dislocate anything.

I would really just like a bit more notice of railroad track crossings like this, they can sneak up on you at night pretty easily. Just a bit of reflective paint on the roads would be a huge improvement. River Ave, Railroad St, etc..

Though, removal in this case would be best, since I doubt they will ever need freight rail service to fancy condos.


andyc

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Jan 24 2014 at 1:01pm #

I fell into a pothole on Darlington Rd last week. I wonder if that’s been reported.


J Z

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Jan 27 2014 at 12:23pm #

Request submitted for EFT plowing/sweeping. Not holding my breath due to the anticipated weather coming in and the current state of the roads.


paulheckbert

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Jan 27 2014 at 7:15pm #

A couple days ago I reported the pothole on Forbes just uphill of Plainfield (this is just east of CMU).


salty

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Jan 27 2014 at 11:13pm #

The trails in Mellon Park were nicely plowed today, I’ll send off a thank you to 311.


Mikhail

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Jan 28 2014 at 8:10am #

J Z wrote:Request submitted for EFT plowing/sweeping. Not holding my breath due to the anticipated weather coming in and the current state of the roads.

By 12:30 it had been plowed.


J Z

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Jan 28 2014 at 9:32am #

@mikhail Going to drop them a note to say thanks, that was awesome and unexpected. Now that section of the connector from EFT to Bates, on the other hand…


rgrasmus

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Jan 28 2014 at 9:39am #

Not really 311 but I complained on twitter yesterday to @PGHDistrict8 (Dan Gilman) about Shadyside Detail being the only business on Ellsworth that didn’t clear their sidewalk. (No surprise as they don’t get any foot traffic). They responded immediately and were able to get them to clean the sidewalks later in the day.


J Z

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Jan 28 2014 at 9:56am #

submitted today.

“If possible, please notify the responsible parties (not sure if private property owners or City of Pittsburgh) of uncleared sidewalks, specifically 1) the section of Bates Street in South Oakland between Blvd of the Allies and Second Ave, and 2) the sidewalk of Second Avenue between Bates Street and the connecting ramp to the Eliza Furnace Trail. Thank you.”


Mikhail

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Jan 28 2014 at 7:55pm #

J Z wrote:@mikhail Going to drop them a note to say thanks, that was awesome and unexpected. Now that section of the connector from EFT to Bates, on the other hand…

There is no official connector from EFT to Bates so noone is going to clean it up. I usually clean up HMB ramps from EFT, 2nd, and a little bit of the bridge over 2nd ans sometimes a little bit of HMB over right bank of mon (when time permits). I don’t touch that “connector” either.


byogman

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Jan 28 2014 at 10:14pm #

There is no official connector from EFT to Bates so noone is going to clean it up.

That’s just crap (as was biking through it yesterday). Well, actually fun, but in a stupid way for stupid people me. If I can do it without falling or foot down then hey, that’s something right??

Anyways… there was an existing path. I wasn’t biking then to see it but I know that much. They rebuilt the bridge killing that, but built a ramp from sidewalk to trail at least. It’s there to serve a need. It’s there be used. It’s a connector. Whose head do I have to bash in repeatedly to make this point officially? Also, shovels since even official routes they seem somewhat to be relying on volunteers. Gah!

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