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Subject Are 🛴 🗑️? Scooter Survey!🚨Deadline today
Date June 2, 2023 11:51 AM
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Image description: left side of image is a headshot of City of PGH Councilwoman (and PPT Board Member) Barb Warwick. Right side of image is a photo of a woman riding a scooter and a scooter corral
Barb Warwick: E-scooters are fun, but they aren’t a meaningful transit solution
"[...] When Katelyn Chertik heard Spin present its safety statistics at the post-agenda, she was understandably upset. On Feb. 20 of this year, her brother, Lawrence “Larry” John Chertik III, 35, hit a pothole on a Spin e-scooter, fell into the handlebars, ruptured his spleen and died within a matter of hours.
I spoke with Katelyn before writing this, and she talked about how much she worries when she sees people flying down busy streets on scooters, sometimes more than one person at a time, sometimes with kids — never with helmets. And because Spin relies only on user self-reporting to determine the scooters’ safety, we can’t know what other injuries or fatalities have fallen through the cracks.
We should also look at how other cities are benefiting from shared e-scooters. Austin [[link removed]] reports roughly $1 million in revenue [which funds City programs]; Chicago [[link removed]] , nearly $4.4 million. Here in Pittsburgh, Spin got its permit to operate for just $150.
So why is Spin getting so much while Pittsburgh gets back so little? [...]"
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Image description: screenshot of new PPT youtube video to promote the 6/2/23 @ 5pm deadline. Video has a scooter blocking a narrow sidewalk, with a subtitle that reads "you might say, well, you're healthy, move the damn thing out of the way".
TODAY @ 5PM! Last chance to submit feedback on PGH's scooter program that's part of the City's MovePGH initiative
The City needs to focus its attention on removing sidewalk restrictions, not creating more. The City's MovePGH pilot program centers tech products instead of the people with the greatest mobility needs (disabled people, elderly people, parents pushing strollers and groceries).
Rather than cheerleading for tech companies and the MovePGH program, the City should invest in mobility solutions that benefit everyone - sidewalks, bus stops, crosswalks, lighting and benches.
Give your feedback on the final evaluation survey for the scooter program and MovePGH pilot before 5pm on Friday, 6/2.
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Image description: event image for People Power! Not Techy Producs. A Funeral Parade and Birth Day Celebration" on June 11th
You're invited!
People Power! Not Techy Products.
A Funeral Parade for the Mon Oakland Connector
and Birth Day Picnic for a New Day of Community-Driven Process
Sunday, June 11, 2023 – 1pm
Parade start at Panther Hollow
Parade end and picnic at the playground in The Run
Picnic Potluck until 4pm-ish
Out with the bad, in with the good! As the brass band sings, join us to celebrate the burial of the Mon Oakland Connector and uplift a new vision of community-centered process to take its place - one that uplifts the power of Pittsburghers over products and corporate profits. Join residents of Four Mile Run, Hazelwood and Panther Hollow, along with Junction Coalition, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, P.O.O.R.L.A.W., GH-CARED, and Eagleburger Band, for a New Orleans-style brass band funeral parade [[link removed]] followed by a good-’ol community potluck picnic.
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Image description: photo of 25+ Pittsburghers who traveled to Atlanta last week to learn about successful organizing for human rights.
Public transit is a human right! Thank you Human Rights Cities Alliance for inviting PPT to join a strong contingent Pittsburgh organizers who went to Atlanta last week for the national Human Rights Cities Alliance Summit! [[link removed]]
See all the orgs who went & check the agenda here [[link removed]]
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Image description: photo of a red PRT bus with text that reads Pittsburghers for Public Transit General Meeting superimpsoed over the windshield
PPT Monthly Meeting to debrief Primary Election + Plan Next Steps
June 14, 6:30pm social time, 7-8:30 meeting. RSVP today.
Join PPT's Monthly Meeting this June to discuss our progress on our 2023 strategic plan and debrief the work that PPT did in the primary election last month. We'll also plan next steps on our campaigns for discounted fares, affordable housing, and #VoteTransit.
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Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together, we organize for a more affordable, accessible and expanded transit system that meets all our needs, with no communities left out.
PPT is fueled by volunteer energy of people like you. Donate today to support our organizing for transit justice.
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