Turns out, many Pittsburghers feel safe cycling or walking next to self-driving cars, per survey results from advocacy group BikePGH. And the majority of respondents said they were in favor of having the cars on local streets. For its survey, BikePGH collected feedback from both members, as well as the general public, for a total of 1,119 responses. Here's what Pittsburghers said.
During a hearing in Harrisburg on Tuesday, expert speakers and lawmakers stressed self-driving car benefits, including safety, increased mobility and environmental advantages. While some issues were brought up, most criticism surfaced when industry representatives came forward for a roundtable near the end of the hearing. One called a proposed bill to govern self-driving car testing a “well-intended effort." Another said: “What has been presented at this point needs a lot of work.” Here's why they took issue with it.
Parents and advocates are pushing Pittsburgh Public Schools to stop suspending students in pre-K through fifth-grade for minor infractions. Some of those parents testified this week at a public hearing before the school board. Regina Holley, board president, said the body is "looking seriously" at ending suspensions for kindergarten through second-grade students involved in non-violent offenses. You can weigh in at three public meetings, the first of which is tonight at Pittsburgh Obama in East Liberty.
|What||Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with a dozen Drake songs weaved throughout including “We’re Going Home” and “Hotline Bling.” Remember: It's Drake's music — not Drake himself. Happy hour at 5 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m.|
|Where||Heinz Hall at 600 Penn Ave. (Downtown)|
|When||March 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
|How much||$30 in advance; $35 at the door|
The Incline Likes
It's getting closer and closer to the end, the only bracket that *really* matters. More people voted in this round than ever before, and even so, two races were claimed by super small margins: just 21 and nine votes! This week we caught up with each of the Final Four to find out more about the essential fundraiser and the volunteers who run your beloved fish frys. Meet the Final Four. And don't forget to vote on which fry should make it to the Top Two by 10 a.m. Monday.
A local man bought a painting for $5. He loved it and decided he'd take it to be appraised by an expert at the Home and Garden Show. And that's when it all changed, Pittsburgh Magazine reported. Read here to learn how much the painting is worth. (Note to self: Go to more garage sales and auctions.)