We're no longer the only city where Uber users can catch a self-driving car. Three months after its Pittsburgh pilot launched, Uber took it to San Francisco this week, too. But thanks to what the company has learned here, the West Coast is seeing a few modifications like lane-changing capabilities from the beginning. But their self-driving vehicle rides aren't free. (Sadly, ours no longer are either.)
Pittsburgh's bike and pedestrian coordinator wants to add more bike lanes Downtown with the goal of having a connected, safe network. Business owners want to keep their parking. That's the (oversimplified) TL;DR version of a Wednesday night meeting on a city proposal to add lanes to three streets to connect the Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park. Fort Pitt Boulevard would get a two-way protected cycle track, which has been shown to increase safety and ridership.
Ah. The Pittsburgh Left. In September, David Conrad described it as a gesture of kindness in Pittsburgh Magazine: "In a mad, busy, clotted street someone reaches out, 'Hey, go before me, have this.' " On Thursday, Le'Veon Bell took to Snapchat to talk about the iconic traffic maneuver, but didn't quite have the same message, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. "Dude, I never gave you the OK. I never gave you the go-ahead. I never gave you the blinkers! You just took that on your own!" Which begs the obvious question: What would happen if Conrad and Bell ended up at the same intersection?
Come to see photos of abandoned and empty spaces in Pittsburgh and to try chili, Voodoo beer, and AbPgh SmokeStack Blend coffee. (The event is the same times on Friday and Saturday.)
Where: Abandoned Pittsburgh at 205 E. Ninth Ave. (Homestead)
When: December 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
Who put a sign on a pole in Lawrenceville encouraging people to air their grievances about PennDOT? That we can’t tell you. But it is clear that the person (or group of people) likes “Seinfeld.” The sign, posted on a pole at 46th and Butler streets, read “PennDOT Festivus Pole: Air Your Grievances!" One grievance? The pole itself.
Need a Christmas cookie recipe to impress all your friends and family? Try making these: chocolate gingerbread sandwich cookies shaped like reindeer with with a mascarpone filling and icing on top. They are the favorite cookies of Jessica Wilson Graves, owner of Una Biologicals and first-ever winner of the Lawrenceville Cookie Cup.