The snow plows are doing a lousy job of clearing the streets, don’t wait for the news to tell you which streets are ok. CityZenMobile recently launched a free service called How’s My Street that allows you to instantly report road conditions and snow removal progress in Pittsburgh. Perfect timing in light of the blizzard and countless unplowed streets!
How’s My Street was invented by the creators of YinzCam and iBurgh. It’s easy to use and does a great job of spreading the word about which streets are passable or not passable. Just find your street on the map, click, then fill out the report. Your report is sent to Twitter so all of the @howsmystreet followers are automatically notified of local road conditions.
How’s My Street is currently hosted on a Carnegie Mellon ECE page and displays the Carnegie Mellon University logo at the bottom. We’re wondering if these guys created this site during the blizzard or if it was a product they already planned to release. It’s a great source of exposure for their CityZenMobile project which should be released soon.
At the time of this article, only one street (Beechwood Blvd in Squirrel Hill) was reported as “clear”. Are your roads clear?
Update: CityZenMobile updated the link to HowsMyStreet. They also added a counter to the top left that displays the number of reports and time the site has been running.