Streets will convert from car-friendly to people-friendly Sunday at 9am
An estimated thirty thousand pedestrians, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and fitness workshop participants will take to Pittsburgh’s streets this Sunday, May 27 for OpenStreetsPGH. Participants will enjoy the car-free streets of Downtown, Uptown and the South Side from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Car traffic will be prohibited on a 4.0 mile stretch of Forbes Ave. and East Carson Street.
The route includes a traffic closure of the Birmingham Bridge, Tenth Street Bridge, and Armstrong Tunnels. To alert motorists, Bike Pittsburgh, the organization that coordinates the event, has issued the following traffic advisory.
View the OpenStreetsPGH Route at http://openstreetspgh.org/route/.
Streets will begin closing Sunday at 8 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:
- Forbes Ave from Market Square to the Birmingham Bridge
- East Carson St Between Birmingham Bridge and 10th St.
- The Birmingham bridge will be open to car traffic in both directions on the northbound span
- 10th St Bridge and Armstrong Tunnels will be closed
Roadways will reopen promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Traffic crossing intersections
There are 11 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.
- Forbes Ave. & Wood St.
- Forbes Ave. & Smithfield St.
- Forbes Ave. & Grant St.
- Forbes Ave. & Sixth St.
- Forbes Ave. & McAnulty Dr.
- Forbes Ave. & Pride St.
- Forbes Ave. & Jumonville St.
- Birmingham Bridge
- South Side
- E. Carson & 21st St.
- E. Carson & 18th St.
- E. Carson to S. 10th St (no thru traffic)
- 10th St. & Bingham St.
Cars parked along the route must be moved before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning or they will be towed. “No parking” signs will be placed along the route on Thursday.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The event is organized by the bike and pedestrian advocacy organization, Bike Pittsburgh, and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan and the Colcom Foundation. Additional support is provided by, Peoples Natural Gas, the Benter Foundation, AARP, Google, Red House Communications, Uber, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
Media and the public are encouraged to visit http://openstreetspgh.org/media/, or follow OpenStreetsPGH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for updates and details on event happenings. For more information on how to get to OpenStreetsPGH, visit http://openstreetspgh.org/getting-there/.
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