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Cathy K. Partridge February 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Call 311. The city is quite responsive when you call this number.
Michael Majewski February 24, 2014 at 02:57 PM
The snow covered and unsalted sidewalks were especially horrible on Roxborough Ave between Mitchell Read More& Pechin. It was practically every other house. And let's not forget the people who are STILL using lawn chairs and trash cans to save parking spots. It's ridiculous.
wendy March 01, 2014 at 07:51 AM
311 is a joke. We called several times about the Leverington Ave parking lot and the portion ofRead Moreside walk that is attached to the lot, both untouched after all the storms. It was terrible, we have a business, our customers use the lot and my husband had to use his personal vehicle to tow people after they became hopelessly stuck in the unplowed snow. We were also told that the lot was the responsibility of the Roxborough Developement folks, we we're told they lease the lot from the city for $1.00 annually. I thought it was strange because the city parking authority writes tickets in the lot. We were then told that the RDC asked the city to ticket people who parked over the two hour limit. So we called the RDC office, of course we were told they are not responsible for the lot. The DuPont lot is plowed, salted and clear, I don't know who is responsible for that. But regardless, another storm is on the way, I'm sure the lot will be snow filled until it warms up again, and everyone will pass the responsibility off on someone else. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic on Ridge, older folks, mothers pushing babies, high school kids from Roxborough, Roman and Hallahan, and just regular citizens patronizing the businesses.
Roxborough Area Man February 14, 2014 at 04:11 PM
While I sympathize with your issues, this is the "big city" with big city problems - oneRead Moreo f them is parking. If you park where you shouldn't you take the risk of getting a ticket. I seriously doubt that both times you were ticketed were the only times you've parked illegally. Parking is difficult at times - but it isn't a trick, the PPA tickets each and everyone of us, and they do a GREAT job of keeping people parking where and when they should. I commend the PPA as the only fully-functional government agency in the city! Everyone has an excuse whey they should be allowed to park where they shouldn't.
dellbee February 05, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Thanks jake, but no response from the email address you sent me, also, the email address you usedRead Moreto send me the information, is not a valid address.
Ann February 06, 2014 at 04:31 PM
You could try GorgasPark.com
Roxborough Area Man January 02, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Well, it wasn't very good, there are better options up the hill (Taylors, Davias), it wasRead Moreexpensive, the people working there were rude, it wasn't really walking-friendly...all in all it just wasn't very good.
Donna January 07, 2014 at 11:29 AM
when it first opened...it was really good, but eventually went downhill. no great loss
Roxborough Area Man January 02, 2014 at 11:53 AM
I'm just surprised that the rims haven't been bent or broken, or the benches set afire, or thatRead Morespra y paint hasn't covered the whole thing yet. It did look good at first...but the paint job is lacking quality to be sure.
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