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Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge: Majestic Bike Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge: Majestic Bike Infrastructure

-Streetfilms on Vimeo

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Transit-Oriented Development for Allegheny County

Monday, February 11th, 2013

CENTER FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT Executive Summary Cities and regions from coast to coast are pursuing transit-oriented development (TOD) strategies as a way to achieve many goals, including increased economic competitiveness through improved quality of life, reduced congestion, lower transportation costs for households, improved air quality, reduced costs for providing city services, and growth management. […]

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Pittsburgh, PA: The Green Economy of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Pittsburgh region, a former industrial center, has transformed into a region of innovation with a thriving green economy. In this video, we hear the story of this transformation through the eyes of workers, politicians, and those leading initiatives that are creating a healthy, prosperous, and inclusive green economy. Learn about the green infrastructure, workforce […]

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Pittsburgh, PA: Bridges, Tunnels & More

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A collection of clips from around Downtown Pittsburgh. – FreewayJim on YouTube

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LED Street Light Research Project

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The City of Pittsburgh intends to replace its entire inventory of 40,000 street lights with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures over the next five to ten years. When fully implemented the project is expected to save annually an estimated $1.7 million (70% savings) in energy and maintenance costs. In addition the conversion will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost 7 million metric tons annually.

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Infra Up Close

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Glory Hole, Lake Berryessa

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Streetfilms: Journey to Pittsburgh to Walk & Bike

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
Streetfilms - Pittsburgh

“During a recent 48 hour Streetfilms swing thru Steel City, we learned that like many other metro areas across the country, Pittsburgh has a growing movement for better bicycling and more livable streets. Among the coolest things you’ll see in this seven minute Streetfilm travelogue…” -Clarence Eckerson, Streetfilms More at

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Three Modes in Three Days

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Photo: Kordite / Flickr. Pittsburgh, PA has earned a bronze rating as a bike-friendly city by the League of American Bicyclists.

Written by Jason Kambitsis
Case study of a commute: how cycling, riding a bus, and driving to work stack up in Pittsburgh, PA

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Monday, August 9th, 2010

How do you get rid of a much-traveled bridge that needs to be replaced? And conversely how do you save a historic wooden structure that’s ready to fall down? You enlist the help of engineers!

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Gov. Ed Rendell: Rebuild our Infrastructure

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

By Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
Most schools are out for a summer break after final grades were toted home in students’ backpacks throughout the country. Around the same time, America got its infrastructure report card — and the results aren’t good.

Imagine sitting around the kitchen table reviewing Junior’s grades. His last report card shows a cumulative average of D. As a family, parent, teacher or community, wouldn’t we do all we could to try to help this student improve? Of course we would.

It’s the same with the state of the country’s infrastructure. Consider some of these “grades,” as reported in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card: transit, D; energy, D+; dams, D; bridges, C; aviation, D; drinking water, D-; hazardous waste, D; schools, D; and wastewater, D-.

I’d say this defines our infrastructure situation as one in crisis.

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