Officials seek ways to make Aspinwall parking lot safer
Aspinwall officials will make parking for people with disabilities free at its main parking lot while they determine how to make the lot safer.
Cornelia Harlovic addressed council last week after her mother fell while putting money in the meter at a spot for people with disabilities.
Meters are on a curb, a step up from the lot.
Harlovic said her mother will be OK, and her main worry is about safety for people who frequently use the parking lot for the neighboring medical building, stores and restaurants in the area.
She said others have fallen in the same area.
“My concern was really about constituents here and everyone who uses this area,” Harlovic said.
She suggested that the meters for those spots be removed or moved forward and placed on the lot. She said she worried that someone could be seriously hurt.
“There's a tragedy waiting to happen,” Harlovic said.
Councilman Joe Giuffre acknowledged that there have been problems.
“That's something that needs to be looked at,” Giuffre said.
Councilman Joe Noro suggested having a safety professional from the borough's insurance carrier come in and study the area.
They could then make recommendations for improvements.
“We pay for the service; we might as well have the safety professional come in,” Noro said.
Once that review is completed, officials can decide what further action to take to improve safety.
Until that is done, meters on the spots will be bagged. Fines for illegally parking in the spots will still be enforced.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or email@example.com.
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