Trib: Penn, Butler come alive at final OpenStreets event in Pittsburgh


Thousands enjoyed the final OpenStreetsPGH of 2015

By Melissa Daniels and Tony Raap | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It’s rare for Nathaniel Dirks and Sydney Shoff to get up before 9 a.m. on the weekend. It’s even rarer for them to go for a jog.

The Scott couple did both Sunday for OpenStreetsPGH, a venture designed to clear Pittsburgh roads of vehicles and open them to walkers, runners and bicyclists.

Organizers closed 3 1?2 miles of streets through Downtown, the Strip District and Lawrenceville from 8 a.m. to noon for the third and final OpenStreets event of the summer.

Dirks, 27, and Shoff, 24, ran in the OpenStreets Flash 5K, which started and ended at Sixth Street and Penn Avenue.

“Neither one of us is a runner,” Dirks said, but they wanted to try something different. “It was a reason to get up early.”

“And get active,” Shoff added.

Read the full article and see more great photos from the events on the Tribune-Review website.

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