This month instead of the regular meeting they're organizing two tree care days in Oakland; one will be in South Oakland and the other in West Oakland. They're still finalizing the dates/times with Tree Pittsburgh but stay tuned so you can come out and work side-by-side with your neighbors to keep our trees healthy.
There is no technical expertise involved; it’s weeding, and mulching for the most part. If there is any pruning that needs to be done, that will be flagged for trained individuals.
Friday, May 19th – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Schenley Plaza (near Porch)
Have you always wanted to try biking to campus? This is your chance! Join your fellow Pitt community members and bike to campus on Friday, May 19th. New bicyclists and seasoned bicyclists alike are welcome!
- Enjoy the commuter café with free breakfast and coffee.
- Enter to win raffle prizes, including a U-lock and bike lights.
- Practice placing your bike on the bus rack in a low-stress environment with Port Authority’s demo bike rack.
- Receive a free bike safety check from the Pitt Police.
- Learn about bike laws and bike safety from the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) and The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
- Meet the Pitt Bicycle Collective student club and learn about a new Bike Co-Op space being planned at Pitt.
- Register your bike for free and receive a gift, complimentary of OTMA.
- Meet other like-minded bicyclists!
Don’t have your own bike? Healthy Ride bike share is offering free rides all day on May 19th! In order to use a Healthy Ride bike, you must be registered. You can register for an account prior to May 19th online at HealthyRidePGH.com, or register through the smartphone app NextBike.
Preparing for your ride?
This event is presented by: Pitt Parking Services Office, Bike Pittsburgh (BikePGH), Pitt Police, Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pitt Staff Council, Pitt Bicycle Collective, Healthy Ride, and Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC).
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REMINDER- Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Road Closures & Transit Detours
Initial Downtown road closures will begin on Friday, May 5 starting at 12:00 p.m. on the Boulevard of the Allies between Wood Street and Stanwix Street. This section of the Boulevard of the Allies will remain closed through Sunday.
For Saturday, May 6 events (Pittsburgh 5K and Kids Marathon), North Shore and Downtown road closures will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and continue until 12:00 p.m.
For Sunday, May 7 events (Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay), Downtown road closures will start at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 and continue around the city through 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.
For more details on detours and closures, click here.
The Port Authority will also post detours and schedule changes for race weekend, please be sure to view their information if you are planning to use buses or the T to get around.
Philly mag writes about Pittsburgh as the one city in PA poised to crush the 21st Century
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In a long and thoughtful article about the “technovation” underway in Pittsburgh, Philly Magazine delves into why Pittsburgh is “the One City in Pennsylvania poised to crush the 21st Century.”
The meeting for the community to address concerns about Oakland Gateway Ventures' proposals for the Oakland Area including the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St ("the porches") will be Tuesday May 2 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple St.
That would normally coincide with the monthly SONG meeting, but given the importance of that meeting, we have decided to cancel the SONG meeting.
Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”). Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2
(Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St. Invite your neighbors to attend.
Road Restrictions Tomorrow In Oakland
There will be traffic changes on Tuesday in Oakland due to a Mass of Christian Burial for Steelers' owner Dan Rooney. The mass is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge Street.
- One or more lanes of traffic will be shut down along Fifth Avenue between N. Neville and University Place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- Only residents will be able to access the block of N. Dithridge bordered by Bayard Street and Fifth Avenue from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- South Dithridge will also be restricted between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Attached are the initial alternative plans for the site of the former Allman Cadillac Dealership at the Blvd Of The Allies and Craft Pl. Walnut Capital plans to purchase and remodel the existing building and build a second story parking deck in the back above the current parking area, as well as to redevelop the former Kentucky Fried Chicken/Enterprise Rental Car lot across the Blvd for additional parking. They will be seeking several variances noted in the plans. If they do not get the variances, they will not purchase the building and the plans currently under appeal to build a 100 unit apartment building will proceed.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm at:
- Zone 4 Police Station 5358 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
- UPMC, Falk Pharmacy: Falk Medical Bldg, 2nd Floor Lobby, 3601 Fifth Ave
- UPMC, UPMC Presby, Prescription Shop, 1st Fl, 200 Lothrop St
- UPMC, Forbes Pharmacy of WPIC: Oxford Bldg, 7th Fl, 3501 Forbes Ave
- UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby, 1st Fl, 300 Halket St
- UPMC, Forbes Tower Main Lobby Atwood St Between Forbes Ave & Sennott St
See attached flyer for more or visit www.DEA.gov for more info and locations.
Pittsburgh Police Youth Programs Unit
The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety.
For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making.
The objective is to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions.
The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen.
The Camp Sessions will be held:
- July 10-14 – Duquesne University
- July 17-21 – CCAC, Allegheny Campus
- August 7-11 – Chatham University
See the attached flyer/application for more information.
A partial history of Panther Hollow compiled by Carlino Giampolo.
The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone who parks on-street that street sweeping operations will begin Monday, April 3, 2017.
Be sure to check the signs on your block for the posted days and times that street sweeping will occur. Please remember to move your vehicle during the designated day and time to avoid a parking ticket, but most importantly, to do your part in helping to keep the City clean. Any damaged, faded, defaced, or otherwise unreadable signs should be reported to 311.
This year, the City of Pittsburgh is launching the 412 Food Rescue Challenge. They are teaming up with 412 Food Rescue to help save 15,000 pounds of healthy food during Inclusive Innovation Week.
The Mayor, City Council, The Department of Public Works and Public Safety are all on board to do food rescues. They want you to do a rescue, too!
Recipe For Success:
The Bus Rapid Transit project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services and cultural attractions.
The BRT also has the potential to unlock development and contribute to neighborhood growth, increase transit ridership and enhance the environment.
The next BRT presentation will be Friday, March 31 at 8am at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Room 540.
Check out the attached flyer for more info on other upcoming public meetings on BRT.