The Hazelwood Green?
Is that even what it's called? I just moved to Hazelwood. I posted before and got great tips about how to commute from here to downtown. But what is this mysterious closed off road slash bike path? Does anyone ride it? Are the no trespassing signs enforced? Is it set to open any time in the future? It would make things so much easier and safer. It looks perfectly ready to be used. I don't understand what it really even is.
Short answer, it's not accessible yet, but maybe soon!
There is some work needed to build protection under a railroad bridge that is holding things up. Construction should start in August of this year, hopefully, we may have the trail accessible in the fall (but no guarantees, maybe spring otherwise).
Also, the site used to be called ALMANO, if you hear any chatter using that name as well, it was re-branded for promotion to developers.
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*Also, the site used to be called ALMANO, if you hear any chatter using that name as well, it was re-branded for promotion to developers.
This nugget is especially important if you are not from here: Pittsburghers ore fond of referencing places by what *used* to be there - so chances are you will hear the project described as "ALMONO', and perhaps even LTV...
Benzo wrote "Construction should start in August of " 2018. That's interesting, because when I took a tour of the ALMONO site in Summer 2017, they said they expected it to open by December 2017. We were told that CSX railroad would not allow the road and trail to open where it crosses under their railroad (map
), because of the danger of debris falling off the trains unless a canopy is built. That's curious, because the same railroad line runs over the Southside Trail at Sandcastle and the Duck Hollow Trail, and there's no canopy at either of those locations.
Today, from the Southside across the river from Hazelwood Green. I was able to hear what sounded like construction. Was that them actually working on the canopy that would go between the railroad bridge and the road?
This is all wrapped in the Monday Hazelwood protests too...almono people said to the protesters what Paul said.
A few days ago, I Rode from CMU to Hazelwood. In Hazelwood, I rode down Hazelwood Ave. and turned left onto 2nd Ave. I didn't have much trouble on 2nd Ave. as it is similar to Butler St. in Lawrenceville which I've biked hundreds of times. Past the business district, 2nd Ave did not have too many parked cars, but traffic speeds increased as it approached the Glenwood Bridge. I rode across the bridge on the sidewalk and took the trail back to Downtown and rode to Aspinwall from there. All this was around 3:00 PM.
Wish they had bike rails on the stairs (or ramps) at the end of the Glenwood bridge sidewalk and down to Baldwin Rd.
Of course, I also want a ramp down to the duck hollow trail too to make safe connections around the train tracks.