Zipcar logos on the Jail Trail?

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Swalfoort
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I got a response from the Mayor’s Office today in response to my 311 email. They said the logos had been removed. But, no response to my questions re: payment for defacement of public property or intended use of advertising fee (presumably charged to ZipCar.)


salty
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Apparently their definition of “removed” is “some of them have been smudged up a bit but otherwise they’re still there”?


Kordite
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I’ll confirm that “smudged up a bit but otherwise still there” situation. There’s at least one under the Birmingham Bridge that is still as sharp as when it was set down. I see no evidence of any other them being actively removed through either scrubbing or, the city favorite, painting over.


caitlin
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yeah the pittsburgh office never replied to me either. i emailed the chicago office again and said thanks for responding, but no one in pgh ever got back to me.


mark
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what should we paint over them is the real question


erok
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mfone


sloaps
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mook

or my favorite from D.C. going waaaay back:

Cool

Disco

Dan


Lyle
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My two favorite bits of graffiti in Pittsburgh

1. On General Robinson 15 years ago, and it was evidently decades-old then: “Impeach Nixon”. It was funny, Pittsburgh had so little activity that even the graffiti didn’t get graffittio-ed over.

2. On the East Busway around the same time: “Unix Rules”, followed by “Get A Mac Dude” Geek graffiti, imagine that.


buzz1980
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what should we paint over them is the real question

How about Bike Pittsburgh logos?


pratt
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there’s a pittsburgh zoo/aquarium one in Frick now too. It’s on the main path going from the baseball field towards the off leash area.


rsprake
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Don’t paint over them with anything. It’s a city issue. Report them using 311 or iBurgh and let them be.


netviln
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Yeah, no need to vandalize vandalism. Just would make our organization and community look like bad hypocrites.


mark
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i don’t think “our org” would be responsible for any graffiti graffiti unless someone writes “ride a bike, please visit bike-pgh.org for more details”

people are doing pro-bike, anti-car graffiti all the time… and all the other kinds too..


netviln
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I was referring to Buzz’s comment about bike-pgh logos


buzz1980
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I meant with the permission of the city and trail council, not for anyone to go out there at their own will and cover one unauthorized advertising with another.

This could open up sponsorship abilities though, much like PennDot’s “adopt-a-highway” program.

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