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From the May issue...
Spin Scooters under scrutiny by council
Pittsburgh launched a two-year pilot of scooter rentals in July 2021 that is about to come to an end.
The fate of scooter usage throughout the state is now up to the governor and state legislature who are considering whether scooters, which are illegal to ride on roads in the state, will be considered the same as bicycles.
Kim Lucas, the director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, reported to council that there have been nearly 1 million rides with "37 total reports of injury through the designated reporting systems. And zero fatalities."
The "designated reporting systems" missed the death of Lawrence Chertik, 35, of the North Side who died hitting a pothole.
See the full story in the May 18 edition of Print.
Squirrel Hill lobbies for gun control
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence reacted to the trial of the man accused of the mass shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue by hosting a panel followed by a tutorial on how to reach out to state representatives and senators to ask then to support a package of legislation. The bills under consideration call for the safe storage of firearms, mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns, universal
background checks before gun purchases, and a red flag law in which guns could be temporarily removed from the home
of someone who is considered to be a risk to themselves or others.
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Giant Eagle seeks a zoning change for new GetGo
Giant Eagle's planned GetGo on Fifth Avenue between Frankstown Avenue and Kelly Street was the subject of a development activities meeting before the Homewood Collaborative.
The company wants to change 19 parcels that are zoned residential to put a GetGo convenience store and enough gas pumps to fuel 12 cars at once at an intersection that already has gas stations on two of its four corners. Residents expressed concern about the development.
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