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Importance of Helmet and Possible Southside Trail Smoothing Efforts

My boss told me that he helped a gentleman who fell off his bike on Southside Trail near UPMC Sports Med this past Saturday. He wasn't wearing a helmet, and got a huge gash on his scalp which spewed out enough blood to cover the width of the trail. I believe people should wear helmets even if they are just going out for an errand or easy ride. On a side note, I noticed someone made several deep cuts with sawing machines into the Southside Trail near the Rivertech Office Complex this past weekend (see pictures below). I was wondering if the city is preparing to smooth out the trail. As some of you might know, the Southside Trail is plagued with multiple bumps from tree root growth near that area. They probably did not cause the bike accident mentioned above, but it would still be a good idea to remove the bumps.
2016-07-19 12:40:12
You should report the problems with the trail to 311 (use the link on the message board or search for Pittsburgh 311 for a web form).
2016-07-19 12:50:27
The cuts were made by DPW at spots where roots, presumably, have caused those bulges. One can only assume that smoothing the trail comes next. The cuts are up and down the trail around Rivertech, Page's, etc.
2016-07-19 14:03:08
There were more cuts being made across the SS trail today, late morning. I would also assume it's to deal with trail defects.
2016-07-19 17:36:33
They've had 1 call like marks around here roots for months. Glad they are smoothing them out.
2016-07-19 22:37:10