Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Amphitheater + Homestead Waterfront = MORONIC IDEA.

Everyone is touching themselves over this: The Amphitheater at Station Square is moving to the Waterfront in Homestead. Happy day. We're moving near the water and its beautiful, now cue the doves.

The truth is the opposite. If you thought trying to get in and out of Station Square is bad, whoever decided to put the Amphitheater in the Waterfront should get Syphillis. As a person who lives near the Waterfront, I can tell you that it is the worst planned project EVER. They must have thought it would be another Pittsburgh Mills (AKA piece of shit with stores no one has heard of) and that it would be used sporatically. Not true. Just about every store you can find in any big Pittsburgh Venue is there. Obviously Homestead's bumbling ass mayor and the council of idiots never took anytime to decide how much traffic would be impacted. They just saw dollar signs.

The bridge has been under construction for like 2 years. And if you drive on the bridge, you see it remain closed with people only working on it during an 9-5 shift. That bridge should be worked on ROUND THE CLOCK. God knows Homestead gets loads of taxes from the Waterfront. Where do they all go? Probably to overpaid contractors on the bridge who work 28 hours/week after breaks.

There are three ways out of the Waterfront, all as easily as accessible as the exit doors in Alcatraz. One is over a silly tressle that takes you to Kennywood. It enters a main road, so of course the moron Homestead engineer doesn't have the common sense to time the light correctly, so the line out of the Waterfront is always really long, and not a single car crosses on the main road while you sit...and wait...and wait. The second exit is across the train tracks. FOUR SETS of train tracks that is, where it is not too uncommon to have to wait for two trains to pass instead of one. And the last exit is onto that piece of shit bridge, where even with the return of four lanes sometime in 2040, traffic will still be horrendous. Take some of that tax money and put timers on the lights like one very innovative and hip foreign country did, divert those trains, and EXPAND THE BRIDGE WHILE YOU HAVE IT CLOSED OR FIRE THE USELESS CONTRACTORS.

What does Mayor Dumbdak of West Homestead say about it? "I don't care about the traffic. It means we're alive.'' Thank God this guy is like 80, he is very hip.

You don't care, Dindick, because you get extra tax money for it. But we do care, stupid. With the extra tax money, build a few more roads in and out, because its a problem already, and God knows how it will change after the "Amphitheater" takes hold. What can we expect from an idiot mayor who wanted to sell the naming rights of Homestead like it was a fuckin arena. Jackass.

6 comments:

Jocko said...

I couldn't agree more. What a headache it is to get in and out of the waterfront. The drive through squirrel hill from the parkway makes me miserable, even on a saturday night.

Great blog, keep more of the bitchin' comin.

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Lauren said...

I completely agree! This is how basically ALL of Pittsburgh runs. It's a shame that we seem to want to grow and expand, and or want to, but we can't because it takes fifty years to do anything. And it creates so much traffic that it causes headaches and people flipping out. My personal experience has been the 5 accidents on the parkway in less than two months. I can't stand the poorly planned everything here anymore!

Kristofer said...

Wow.. I didn't know anything about this... I live on South Braddock Ave and since the Waterfront traffic has made me sick, then combine that with the Edgewood towne center on South Braddock Ave, and traffic eis a nightmare. In th summer I get to hear peopl estopped in front of my house screaming drunk, and stereos blasting at all hours of the night.. this Amphitheater is just a very bad idea, I've been thinking seriously of moving, but now I really need to move...

jason said...

the pittsburgh area has an awesome road network. for 1957.

im sorry to say i dont miss pittsburgh much despite trying to convince myself how great it is and to move back.

Anonymous said...

My god this was hilarious. I can't imagine the Waterfront area becoming more of a traffic nightmare than it already is, but then again, leave it to some inept elected Pittsburgh officials to compound an already untenable situation!