- =v= Horses? Guinness? That is *not* the Pittsburgh I grew
up in, which hinged on dilapidated American cars and Iron City
beer. I feel cheated.
=v= Pittsburgh was the scene of a great epiphany for me, though.
During my childhood, the city was was famous for industrial air
pollution. The air was filthy, and everyone blamed the steel
=v= And then the parking lot attendants went on strike. This
meant that nobody could commute downtown by car. The skies
cleared up quite a bit, and for the first time in my life, the
air quality was reported as "acceptable."
>> In terms of transportation, we've been calling for a return=v= My main problem in Pittsburgh is that transit innovation is
>> to PLAIN OLD "HEAVY RAIL" -- train service. We have lots of
>> tracks. We have some "new trails too."
exclusively for people on the South Side. On the North Side,
we got highways paved with incinerated toxic waste, a bunch of
really stupid stadiums, and an occasional bus or two.
=v= The old rails are still there somewhere, though, buried
under the asphalt.