Explore the Car-Free Streets on June 30th
Grab your walking shoes, bikes, and yoga mats and come play on the car-free streets of Downtown, the Strip District, and Lawrenceville on Sunday, June 30. OpenStreetsPGH is a free, all-ages event that features fitness workshops, kids activities, shopping, community arts, and promotions by over 100 local businesses and organizations.
Presented by UPMC Health Plan, OpenStreetsPGH is Pittsburgh’s fastest growing free event series that opens miles of streets to people of all ages and abilities. With the most popular route scheduled for June, this event is poised to bring together tens of thousands of attendees.
June Route Preview
Participants will enjoy the car-free streets of Downtown, the Strip District, and Lawrenceville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th. Plan your route today at www.OpenStreetsPGH.org/route
Where should I go? Three event hubs around the route will feature free fitness classes by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Be sure to visit the People’s Hub in Market Square, the BikePGH Strip District Hub at 28th St., and the Lawrenceville Kids Hub by 52nd St..
How do I get to the event? However you’d like! We strongly suggest walking, riding a bike, or taking public transit. For details on how to get to OpenStreetsPGH by walking, biking, taking public transit, or driving (+ parking info):openstreetspgh.org/getting-here
How can I get involved? We have 7 different volunteer roles you can choose from! Pick a role and sign up here: openstreetspgh.org/volunteer
Click here to RSVP on Facebook for updates on the schedule, route, day of promotions, contests and more!
How do I drive around the event?
Unlike other events, OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a completely continuous street closure. There are 12 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.
- Fifth Ave at Sixth St
- Liberty Ave at Sixth St
- Seventh St at Penn Ave
- 10th St at Penn Ave
- 11th St at Penn Ave
- 40th St & Butler St
- 44th St & Butler St (one way)
- Stanton Ave/51st St & Butler St (local access only)
- 16th St at Penn Ave
- 21st St at Penn Ave (one way)
- 26th St at Penn Ave
- 31st St at Penn Ave (bridge access only)
I live along the route. What do I need to know?
Streets will begin closing Sunday, June 30th at 8 a.m. and will start reopening around 1 p.m. 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 Waze or Google Maps to stay up to help navigate road closures.
About the Event
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.
“OpenStreetsPGH invites the community to get outside and be active, providing an opportunity to reimagine our streets as places for people, not just cars,” said Scott Bricker, executive director of Bike Pittsburgh.