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Essential Pittsburgh: Infrastructure Legislation Plans To Establish City's First 'Green Zones'

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Joining us in studio are Pittsburgh City Council members Deb Gross and Corey O’Connor. They are co-sponsoring a green infrastructure legislative package. If adapted the legislation would establish special green zones in key areas of the city. We’ll discover how they’ll work and the impact they could have on Pittsburgh.

O'Connor explains their efforts for more sustainable development:

"We want to enforce more green infrastructure so that when we get more water run off we can hold that water. We don’t need pipes as much as we needed 10 and 15 years ago. We’re starting to think more sustainable development." -Corey O'Connor

Also in the program, we'll celebrate the 100th year of operations at Pyrex's Charleroi plant, and Nick Drombosky addresses the mechanic's responsibility in making commuting by bike accessible to everyone.

Pyrex Centennial (starts at 28:00)

This weekend marks the centennial of Pyrex. The iconic kitchenware brand has been produced in Western Pennsylvania for decades. We’ll discover what plans are in store to celebrate the anniversary as well as learn about the history of Pyrex with Brand Manager Mike Sheffki. 

Making the Bike Commute More Accessible (starts at 41:10)

What factors keep Pittsburghers from biting the bullet and commuting by bike? Nick Drombosky,owner and founder of Fiks:Reflective and Banker Supply, is trying to make that transition a little less scary for daily riders with a new mechanics service he calls Sayle.

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