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Pittsburgh Mayor Releases Info About Concert, Boaters

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yesterday afternoon Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and other government leaders discussed the preparation for the upcoming Jason Aldean concert to be held at PNC Park this Saturday. 

While the majority of his comments dealt with the issues in the parking lots, he did briefly speak about the boaters’ use of the North Shore prior to and during the event.  According to his official release, no specific rules were put into place for the event, but he did offer several recommendations.

“Boaters are encouraged to practice safe, responsible activity on both the water and on shore. Due to safety concerns, authorities do not recommend that boaters “raft” or tie boats together on the rivers,” the statement read. 

Although any new restrictions have not been put into place yet, the Mayor’s office is working on drafting an ordinance to regulate the use of the North Shore by boaters.  They have also said that they will invite the public to comment on the new rules before any decisions are finalized.  Please check back to BoatLocal.com/Pittsburgh for future updates and notices. 




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MonRivGirl 8/13/2014
It's time for the Powers to be to wake up and embrace the Boating Community as an asset! Take a cue from Annapolis, The Inner Harbor, etc, provide accessible transient docks and moorings, @ a decent price, to invite the Boating community to enjoy the attractions adjacent to our rivers. Boaters have and spend money. Our boat is 27.5 miles south of Pgh. we would love to spend a weekend in the City, but with not enough facilities for Boaters, we stay away. Rafting off with a bunch of strangers walking across my swim platform is not for us. Yes, most boaters are respectful, but it's the non boating friends who haven't a clue....But then again, our city planners are putting bike lanes on roads that can barely handle vehicular traffic safely, how can we expect them to draft a plan for dockage facilities?
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denhick 7/29/2014
Please everyone, visit this site and learn your rights. We need to band together and take back OUR rivers.http://www.nationalrivers.org/welcome.htm
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Mrbones38 7/27/2014
I like the idea of restricting the shoreline before an event. Boats tied up for 2 or 3 weeks keeps others from being able to stop for dinner or maybe even going to a game. We pretty much are ruining a good thing!
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captaindan 7/26/2014
We will need to organize and present a strong and rational voice when this goes up for public comment.
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its the democratic way, we know what is better for you than you do, wake up America
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Miriam 7/24/2014
Did he say what the boaters have done in the past to make him want to 'regulate the use of the North Shore by boaters"? Another example of punishing all for the deeds of a few. I know who I won't be voting for this year. What a jerk.
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