Businesses On East Carson Street React As Most Pittsburgh Public Safety’s Traffic Restrictions Lifted – CBS Pittsburgh

SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) — East Carson Street is a two-way street on weekend nights for the first time in weeks.

Pittsburgh’s South Side seems to be taking a turn in the right direction.

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“The street seemed to be busier than in prior weekends so happy to see it,” said Mark Albert Barbera, a tattoo artist at Inspire Body Art.

Vehicles could only travel one-way on East Carson Street on Friday and Saturday nights for several weeks. This week, Pittsburgh Public Safety pumped the brakes on their traffic restrictions that were put in place to ease congestion, improve pedestrian safety, and cut down on violence.

People who work at businesses on the busy street, including tattoo shops like Inspire Body Art, are hoping the normal traffic flow will drive up business.

“I’m hoping it’s busy down here. There’s so many great restaurants and small businesses, love to see it busy down here, so I just hope…

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