Skip to comments.Could Pittsburgh Be The Next Paris? (gag)
Posted on 12/26/2012 3:15:00 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) Paris the city of lights and love, and a destination for millions of tourists could that be the future Pittsburgh with some sensible, healthy-focused city planning?
Pittsburgh has wonderful parks, and you also have that wonderful next to the river walking pathway, says Dr. Richard Jackson, a physician and urban designer.
Jackson, who teaches at UCLA, says Paris is a good example of a healthy city that Pittsburgh could become.
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More trash from the enviro-weenies. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, it snowed like crazy today & the roads were largely untouched. But what do you expect from a city run by dumbass Democrats???
Just what I would want to do, ride the subway unarmed with a subway car loaded with Holders People. Thank God I live in the sticks.
Philly cheesesteaks with Swiss cheese, just like Kerry loves...
The Eiffel tower is starting to rust out, it’s probably time to move it to Pittsburgh.
In Paris, the beautiful parks and avenues are the result of a thriving economy -- not the cause. But liberals believe that if you create the appearance of prosperity, the real thing must necessarily follow.
It's what drives them to constantly increase welfare. They mistake the trappings of the middle class [house, cars, education] for the cause. Instead, though, they are the effect of a good work ethic and solid morals.
Putting the eternally-poor into decent housing and giving them a lower-middle-class income will not make them middle class. If anything, it will encourage them to become even more slothful.
Northeastern libs in cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo, etc. drink this stuff like fine wine, though.
I’m a Cleveland Brown’s fan . . as long as that despotic city puts up with the like of the Steelers, it will NEVER be a Paris!!!
The author poses a romantic notion that Pittsburg can become the urban mecca that Paris is, if we just give up our cars.
No problem with making Pittsburg a better place, it’s just that the unsaid implementation means forcing people out of cars, except for government officials who are too important to walk or take public trans.
Disclaimer: I moved to a city where I have to walk alot, by choice.
These photos capture the Pittsburgh of my childhood when J&L and USS afforded near full-employment to anyone able to work. Sure, the air was thick with the fumes from the mills along the three rivers but it was the smell of prosperity in what was a working man's town. Given a choice between the "Paris on the Confluence" and the Pittsburgh I recall, it's an easy choice for me. Bring back the smoke!
In before the 'h' posting.
We may love knocking the French, but Paris is still one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
(At least for a while - until the muznuts take over and convert it into a replica mid-east slum,)
Ahhh...the French featuring a plastered Orson Welles.
Progressives want to get us out of cars and single family homes and into trains and mass housing.
Their agenda is evidenced many, many ways.
Personal experience being my company's now closed manufacturing plants in both Red Lion and Philadelphia...........
Even their lame attempts to appear friendly was obnoxious.......
We'll always have Pittsburgh.
Boy, is it ever. And it's a city made for walking.
People complain about Parisians and rudeness, but they're no worse than New Yorkers.
"Don't worry about it." explained a French friend. "The Parisians are rude to everyone."
I've traveled a fair bit in France, and perhaps it has been because I was traveling with small children, but the French have always been very kind and thoughtful towards me and my family.
Go to the south and visit Provence. That's where the French Freepers are.
And Detroit can be the new Rio.
Have you ever been to Paris...???
This has long been the liberal dream. I heard Hubert Humphrey say the same thing in a speech in Pittsburgh in 1974.