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June 20, 2011

The Puzzle of the Pittsburgh Protractors

Observant Pittsburghers have noticed a puzzling phenomenon: several numbered protractors have been appearing on city streets. They look like this:

A blogger named Eric has compiled over 60 protractor "findings".

People in cars (some might call them cagers) don't notice much, what with their cellphones, radios, air conditioning, and 3000 pounds of metal surrounding them, but bicyclists notice a lot of things when they're moving on the street. This is a Bike-PGH discussion of the protractor puzzle; the comments are quite funny.

Today my friend K. found Protractor #230 on the switchback ramps connecting the Washington's Landing bridge to the North Side trail.



6 comments:

MH said...

You've convinced me. Next time I drive I'm focusing as much attention as possible on the search for protractors.

Anonymous said...

Wow an elitist bike person, go fuck yourself and get out of the way!!! i hope its a serial killer who is stalking cycling douche bags who complain about people in cars.

Anonymous said...

Wow an elitist bike person, go fuck yourself and get out of the way!!! i hope its a serial killer who is stalking cycling douche bags who complain about people in cars.

Anonymous said...

Yinz jags on dem bikes n'at ain't got no call to be nebby.

We kin all see dem protractors and be nice at da same time.

Dis is DA BURGH!

Anonymous said...

Wow, anonymous does not speak for all of us --

Sue Evans said...

When I saw the mysterious protractor on the news the other night - my first thought was that they are being placed in protest of the decision to tear down the civic arena. Could I be correct?

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