South Side http://wesa.fm en City to Implement Nighttime Transportation Solutions Along Carson Street http://wesa.fm/post/city-implement-nighttime-transportation-solutions-along-carson-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to City Council President Bruce Kraus, between 15,000 and 20,000 people stream out of South Side bars, venues and pubs around 2 </span>a.m.<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> every Friday and Saturday night.</span></p><p>That creates public safety problems and significant transportation issues, Kraus said, which is why for the last two years he’s been working with the Responsible Hospitality Institute, or RHI, to find ways to manage the nightlife economy in the city.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:17:14 +0000 Liz Reid 24664 at http://wesa.fm City to Implement Nighttime Transportation Solutions Along Carson Street PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/parking-day-returns-pittsburgh <p>If you’re noticing parking spaces around the city being taken up by art installations, sitting areas and small “parklets,” it’s because Friday is international PARK(ing) Day.</p><p>This is Pittsburgh’s sixth year celebrating the day, which highlights how public spaces and parks improve the community. The installations are meant to turn urban spaces designed for vehicle use into communal space.</p><p>This year there are 20 registered spaces throughout downtown, the Strip District, Lawrenceville, Oakland, and the South Side, compared to 19 in 2008.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:27:20 +0000 Tim Camerato 16890 at http://wesa.fm PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers? http://wesa.fm/post/how-much-too-much-should-bars-be-responsible-irresponsible-drinkers <p></p><p><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/owners-of-south-sides-hofbrauhaus-settle-in-girls-death-for-156-million-686644/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Two weeks ago</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hofbrauhaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the South Side agreed to pay $15.6 million in a settlement after one of their patrons consumed copious amounts of alcohol and proceeded to kill a seven year old girl while driving drunk down Carson Street. When a bar patron has too much to drink resulting in an accident who is ultimately at fault? And when it comes to serving drinks, how do you know when a patron has had too much. How do you handle the situation?</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:44:16 +0000 Heather McClain 9924 at http://wesa.fm How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers? Plan for Stronger South Side Police Presence Moves Forward http://wesa.fm/post/plan-stronger-south-side-police-presence-moves-forward <p>For more than a year, political leaders, bar and restaurant owners and community groups had been working on plans to start pairing off-duty and on-duty officers to patrol East Carson Street.</p><p>Currently, 20 establishments along East Carson employ 22 uniformed off-duty police officers to provide door security.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:20:11 +0000 Jared Adkins 8255 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Restaurant, Bar Owners Work to Make Nightlife Safer Across City http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-restaurant-bar-owners-work-make-nightlife-safer-across-city <p>The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) was contracted with the City of Pittsburgh almost a year ago to develop a so-called Sociable City Plan. That plan aims to improve the city’s nighttime economy while also ensuring public safety.</p><p>Several restaurant and bar owners from Pittsburgh’s South Side gathered on Wednesday to discuss progress and future steps.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:58:08 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8036 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Riverhounds Find Permanent Home with New Stadium http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-riverhounds-find-permanent-home-new-stadium <p>When the Pittsburgh Riverhounds play their home opener on Saturday against the Harrisburg City Islanders, the team will have something they’ve never been able to claim — their own stadium.</p><p>Since their first game in 1999, the soccer team has called four different fields their home but has not been the primary tenant until now.</p><p>This year the Riverhounds are playing at Highmark Stadium next to Station Square. The field, built for the team, has 3,500 seats and a standing-room-only capacity of about 4,200 people.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 7558 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Riverhounds Find Permanent Home with New Stadium South Side Public Art the Focus of Walking Tour for People and Their Dogs http://wesa.fm/post/south-side-public-art-focus-walking-tour-people-and-their-dogs <p>The Pittsburgh Office of Public Art has been publishing guides to public art in downtown and Oakland for several years.</p><p>Last year, interest in guided art walks increased, and now those are being offered as well. This Saturday, a free, hour-long walk will focus on the South Side.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:37:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7131 at http://wesa.fm South Side Public Art the Focus of Walking Tour for People and Their Dogs Free Shuttle to Take Pressure off South Side Parking and Traffic http://wesa.fm/post/free-shuttle-take-pressure-south-side-parking-and-traffic <p>It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Pittsburgh, and that means thousands of area residents will be headed downtown for the parade. Thousands will also make their way to the South Side for a bit of celebrating.&nbsp;</p><p>The revelry usually leads to near-gridlock conditions on East Carson Street, but the city hopes a new shuttle bus will help relieve the pressure.</p><p>Three buses will run from noon to 4 a.m. along Carson Street every 15 minutes between the Southside works and the city’s Second Avenue lot at the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:23:10 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 3416 at http://wesa.fm Free Shuttle to Take Pressure off South Side Parking and Traffic