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St. Patrick's Day Parade plans in S.S. include use of the 'Circulator South'


Hoping to continue the successes of the past two after St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrations in South Side, city officials have outlined their after parade plans for March 12.

South Side will see a large police presence in the neighborhood following the celebration in Market Square downtown. When festivities end downtown, officers will move over to the neighborhood to maintain order on E. Carson Street. Motorcycle police will again be used extensively.

In addition, the mayor has requested assistance from the Allegheny County Mounted Police and Pennsylvania State Police. A police commander center will be established in the 1700 block of E. Carson.

The "No Parking" safety lane will be in effect from 12th to 18th streets on E. Carson. The 1700 block of E. Carson will be reserved as a "transportation hub" with pick-ups and drop-offs from taxi cabs and Uber.

Circulator South, a shuttle from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority's Second Avenue Lot will operate from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday. Three Circulators will travel across the 10th Street Bridge and down E. Carson, at times utilizing the safety lane if necessary, to 21st Street and returning by way of Muriel Street.

Each loop is expected to take 13 minutes. The Circulators will only pick up and discharge passengers on E. Carson Street.

Free parking will be available at the Second Avenue Lot for those taking advantage of the Circulators. The lots will be open early and the Circulators operating for South Side employees or residents who don't want to fight the celebration traffic. Pittsburgh police will be patrolling the lot.

Uber will also be picking up at the Second Avenue Lot for those who celebrated too much to drive home.

After all the festivities are over, the City of Pittsburgh Dept. of Public Works will be coming in before sunrise on Sunday morning to clean up. Crews will be sweeping the sidewalks followed by a street sweeper.


Reader Comments

besafe writes:

I hope the plan includes having port o johns available again just like last year. It greatly cut down on the public urination issue.


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