Linda J. Hoffman 412.301.1929
Attorney at Law
June 15, 2012
The residents within the area of Coast (Dick Frank Way) and Broadway, in Beechview, are joining together to oppose the closing of the Coast T-Stop. Please support your Beechview neighbors, supporters, and business owners by participating in our petition to request that Pittsburgh Port Authority forgo the closing of the Coast T-stop by calling 412-442-2000 and state that you oppose the closing of the Coast T-stop or print off the attached form and fax it to the Port Authority at 412-566-5406.
Post-Gazette: Port Authority cuts 13 little-used T stops date 06/05/2012
The attached article states that due to a low volume of traffic and the close proximity of the Hampshire T-stop, the Hampshire T-stop will be closed. However, against the statistical findings and the wishes of the majority of our residents who travel regularly on the T-system, within the area, it has now been determined on June 9, 2012 that the Hampshire T-stop will remain open and the Coast T-stop will close. The Hampshire T-stop is within less than one (1) block from the Fallowfield Platform Stop. To the contrary, the Coast T-stop is used by more Beechview residents and is greater than (on average) 500 ft from either of the adjacent stops (see map and scale below).
Beechview has a significant older population that use the T-system as their main source of transportation. Our older population has expressed their concerns with their ability to easily get to and from the T-stop. In addition, the Coast stop serves working residents that live in the immediate area that span spanning Banksville Road to West Liberty Avenue (see map below):
These individuals will be prejudiced and suffer by being forced to travel up hill to get to the T-stop (both ways; yes, both ways since Beechview is the highest point in the city of Pittsburgh and Broadway is the main street that runs at the top of the knoll). After arriving at the top, our residents will then be forced to walk another 500 ft to the nearest T-stop. Their efforts to use the T-system will be further challenged by the cold brisk winds that transverse the highest point in Pittsburgh, during the winter months. This seems illogical and unreasonable to close down a stop that is barely used in comparison and that is a mere half a block from the main Fallowfield Platform T-stop.
Finally, in discussion with one of Beechview's most prominent business owners, GC Auto George*, he expressed that his customers use the Coast T-stop on a regular basis. Again, it seems that the business owners next to the Coast T-stop are being unfairly prejudiced to the business owners next to the Hampshire T-stop. This is further compounded by the illogical argument that the Coast T-stop residents and business supporter would have to walk only 500 ft oppose to the less than one half a block, in comparison to the Hampshire T-stop residents and business supporters.
Please support your Beechview residents and business owners by participating in our opposition to the closing down of the Coast T-stop by calling 412-442-2000 and state that you oppose the closing of the Coast T-stop.
More information to follow.
*GC Auto George Contis has remained a supporting Beechview business owner and operator for over thirty (30) years. Mr. Contis supported Beechview even when Beechview was being abandoned by everyone else.
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The residents within the area of 1705 Fallowfield Avenue who opposed the SPECIAL EXCEPTION Zoning for Burg Bee's would like to thank everyone for their time and effort in this matter. Please find the hyperlink to the Board's Review and Decision below.
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