Monday, July 24, 2006

Trading Ads for Bikes

An interesting idea for sure. JC Decaux, the second largest outdoor ad company in the world behind Clear Channel is offering hundreds of specially adapted bikes and racks to cities in turn for contracts to install more ad-based bus shelters. Maybe Pittsburgh could work out a similar deal with AdShell, the subsidiary of Clear Channel who provides Pittsburgh's shelters.

Bikes aren't free - people must register first with a credit card and pay a deposit to discourage theft. I think that's a decent idea as long as the deposit is affordable even for those with limited income. Link

Monday, July 10, 2006

July 13th - Transportation Brief with Dan Onorato & Pittsburgh League of Young Voters - PLEASE ATTEND!

Please join the Pittsburgh League of Young Voters for a Transportation Briefing with Dan Onorato.

Q: How do you move around Pittsburgh?

County Executive Dan Onorato is briefing the Pittsburgh League of Young Voters and partner organizations (including P2) on his 6-point transportation vision and forthcoming white paper. We want the plans to reflect what young people think ... It's our city and our transit system.

Come to the Union Project, have a free beer courtesy of the League, eat some grub and get involved in the conversation.

If you can't show up by bike, the following buses stop in front of the Union Project:

71A - Negley
77F - Morningside-friendship
77G - Stanton Heights-Friendship
94A - Stanton Heights
94B - Morningside
Schedule of Events:
6:30 - 7:00pm: Special guest DJ spinning. Come early to mingle and snack.
7:15pm: Regional Director of the League of Young Voters, Khari Mosley, to introduce County Executive Dan Onorato. Onorato to brief the audience.
7:45 - 8:15pm: Question and answer session.
8:15 - 8:30pm: Closing remarks, program ends.

Event Day: Thursday, July 13th
Location: Union Project @ Stanton & Negley in Highland Park
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $FREE!