Bike Pittsburgh Issues Traffic Alert For OpenStreetsPGH this Sunday, June 30

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

Tens of thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians will take to Pittsburgh’s streets this Sunday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for OpenStreetsPGH. Participants will enjoy the car-free streets of Downtown, the Strip District, and Lawrenceville. Car traffic will be prohibited on a 4 mile stretch of Penn Avenue and Butler Street on Sunday morning.

View the OpenStreetsPGH route at http://openstreetspgh.org/route/.

Traffic Advisory

Streets will be closing Sunday at 8 a.m. The event does not start until 9 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:

  • Market Street from Market Square to Liberty Avenue
  • 6th Street from Liberty to Penn Avenue
  • Penn Avenue from 6th Street to 34th Street
  • Butler Street from 34th Street to 52nd Street

Roadways will reopen promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Traffic crossing intersections

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

Downtown

  • Fifth Ave & Market St
  • Liberty Ave & 6th St
  • Penn Ave & 7th St
  • Penn Ave & 10th St
  • Penn Ave & 11th St

Strip District

  • Penn Ave & 16th St (BRIDGE ACCESS ONLY)
  • Penn Ave & 21st St – (ONE WAY)
  • Penn Ave & 26th St
  • Penn Ave & 31st St (BRIDGE ACCESS ONLY)

Lawrenceville

  • Butler Ave & 40th St
  • Butler Ave & 44th St – (ONE WAY)
  • Butler Ave & 51st St – (LOCAL ACCESS ONLY)

Port Authority Bus Detours

Port Authority buses along Butler Street and Penn Avenue will be detoured from 8am-2pm on Sunday, June 30th. Visit https://www.portauthority.org/Detours/for information about bus detours.

Parking Restrictions

There is no parking allowed along the event route from 3am-2pm on Sunday, June 30th. All parked cars will be towed. “No parking” signs will be placed along the route starting on Thursday.

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.

Media and the public are encouraged to visit 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 openstreetspgh.org/getting-here/.


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