Bike Pittsburgh Issues Traffic Alert for OpenStreetsPGH this Saturday, May 25

Streets will convert from car-friendly to people-friendly Saturday at 9am

BikePGH is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of OpenStreetsPGH this year and will be kicking of the summer season on Saturday, May 25th visiting Pittsburgh’s East End community. Explore the longest OpenStreetsPGH route ever with a 4.4 mile loop connecting Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and Point Breeze North from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Car traffic will be prohibited on a 4.4 mile stretch of Frankstown Avenue, Broad St, Highland Ave, Homewood Ave, Thomas Blvd, and Fifth Ave on Saturday morning.

View the OpenStreetsPGH route at


Streets will begin closing Saturday at 8 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:

  • Highland Ave from Broad St to Fifth Ave
  • Fifth Ave from Highland Ave to Frankstown Ave
  • Thomas Blvd from Fifth Ave to Homewood Ave
  • Homewood Ave from Thomas Blvd to Frankstown Ave
  • Frankstown Ave from Homewood Ave to East Liberty Blvd
  • Broad St from East Liberty Blvd to Highland Ave  
  • Fifth Ave will be fully closed from Hamilton Ave to Woodland Rd.
    • It is recommended to use detors on Wilkins Ave, Hamilton Ave or Negley Ave

Roadways will reopen promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Traffic crossing intersections

There are 12 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.

East Liberty

  • Center Ave at Broad St
  • Penn Ave at Highland Ave
  • Center Ave at Highland Ave


  • Walnut St at Highland Ave
  • Shady Ave at Fifth Ave
  • Penn Ave at Fifth Ave

N. Point Breeze

  • Dallas Ave at Thomas Blvd


  • Hamilton St at Homewood Ave
  • Bennett St at Homewood Ave
  • Bennett St & Dallas Ave will remain open
  • Fifth Ave & Frankstown Ave


  • East Liberty Blvd & Frankstown Ave / Broad St

It is recommended to use Waze or Google Maps to stay up to help navigate road closures.


Cars parked along the route must be moved before 3 a.m. on Saturday morning or they will be towed. “No Parking” signs will be placed along the route on Wednesday.


It is recommended to use Pittsburgh Parking Authority public lots in East Liberty and the surrounding area for participants coming to the event. Additionally, street parking and garages at Bakery Square will be available during OpenStreetsPGH


The event is organized by Bike Pittsburgh and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan. Additional support is provided by, Peoples, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Wahilia Creative, Port Authority, Uber, and PNC.

Media and the public are encouraged to visit, 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

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