Love or Hate?: The City’s New Parking Meters

Have a question about the new parking system? This Reddit AMA is for you.

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Do you have very strong opinions about the city’s new pay-by-plate parking meters? Now you can learn more than you ever thought you’d want to know. Our pals at Reddit Pittsburgh are currently holding a very interesting “Ask Me Anything” discussion with a user whose company created the new technology.

Reddit user Mouse_Card, whose company built, installed and maintains the meters, currently is answering all kinds of questions about the system — like when you’ll be able to add time via your smartphone (soon!), why there is a $1 minimum (credit-card processing fees) and any privacy concerns related to the meters’ storing plate info and location data (all plate info apparently is scrubbed from the network after 24 hours).

There’s a ton of in-depth and genuinely refreshing discussion going on, and Mr. Mouse_Card will be answering more questions later tonight, so fire away.


#Aww: Pittsburgh Zoo staff examines its four new cheetahs

Here's something that will make you all warm and fuzzy when you need it most: The four young cheetahs that arrived last month at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium had their first check-ups today. The adorable felines traveled from South Africa and have yet to be named. Though you probably wouldn't have made plans to visit the zoo immediately, considering we're in an icy state (and it's closed), we thought you should know the cheetahs won't be in the Cheetah Valley exhibit until the spring.


#Brr: Icy rivers make for stunning photography


Intrepid contributing photographer Dave DiCello braved the biting temperatures to capture images of the Steel City at its iciest. This one is our favorite.

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