Yesterday was Pittsburgh’s first open streets event where people young and old danced, rode, walked, climbed and played in the streets together — without having be on the lookout for automobile traffic.
The event took place downtown from Market Square, along 6th Street, and over the Clemente Bridge to the North Shore and an estimated 3,000 people participated in activities ranging from yoga to snowboarding (yes, snowboarding!) in Downtown.
BikePGH is proud to be one of the organizations leading this event which gave residents a chance to experience Pittsburgh’s streets as places to be filled activity and enjoyment. And, although it was the region’s first event of this kind, participants not only took part in the planned activities who brought, rollerblades, rollerskates, tandem bikes, hoola hoops, and musical instruments to take full advantage of space created for their enjoyment.
Groups and businesses also embraced open streets as an opportunity to reach out to new people. Fittsburgh organized a 5K run before Yoga. And Six Penn Kitchen held a successful sidewalk brunch.
Check out the full set of photos by liking the OpenStreetsPGH Facebook page.
Thanks to everyone who came out to OpenStreetsPGH to make it a great event. Stay tuned for next year’s events while will have a multi-mile route through many neighborhoods. To stay up to date with announcements from OpenStreetsPGH, visit OpenStreetsPGH.com and enter your email address.