Everything You Need to Know About OpenStreetsPGH July Route

OpenStreetsPGH takes over Downtown, Uptown, and South Side on July 28th

Take a classic Pittsburgh experience – traveling from a bridge into a tunnel – and try it on foot or by bike! Explore Downtown, Uptown, and Southside including the Birmingham Bridge, the 10th St Bridge, and the Armstrong Tunnel!

Presented by UPMC Health Plan, OpenStreetsPGH is Pittsburgh’s fastest growing free event series that opens miles of streets for people of all ages and abilities to bike, walk, run, skate, and explore our neighborhoods. With this season’s last route scheduled for July, this event is poised to bring together tens of thousands of attendees.

July Route Preview

Our last route of the season will take you on a 4 mile journey from Market Square to Uptown to the South Side. This amazing loop features both iconic bridges and the Armstrong Tunnel.

  • Where should I go? The Peoples Hub at Market Square, the Uptown Hub at Forbes Ave & Gist St, and the BikePGH South Side Kids Hub at Carson & 22nd St in the South Side.
  • What will you see & find along the route? There will be yoga, dancing, shopping, biking, walking, children’s activities, running, lots of food, people watching, and more. For full events schedule:openstreetspgh.org/schedule/
  • How do I get to the event? However you’d like! We strongly suggest walking, riding a bike, or taking public transit. We can’t wait to see you in the streets on Sunday, July 28th from 9AM – 1PM! For details on how to get to OpenStreetsPGH by walking, biking, public transit, or car: openstreetspgh.org/getting-here
  • How do I get around the event in a car? Unlike other events, OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a completely continuous street closure. At each event, car drivers will be able to cross the route at a dozen porous intersections along each route. More information can be found at www.OpenStreetsPGH.org/route.

How do I drive around the event?

Unlike other events, OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a completely continuous street closure. There are 11 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.

Downtown

Uptown

  • Forbes Ave. & Wood St.
  • Forbes Ave & Smithfield St.
  • Forbes Ave & Grant St.
  • Forbes Ave & Sixth St.

South Side

  • Forbes Ave. & McAnulty Dr.
  • Forbes Ave. & Pride St.
  • Forbes Ave. & Jumonville St.
  • Birmingham Bridge
  • E. Carson St. & 21st St.
  • E. Carson St. & 18th St.
  • E. Carson St. to 10th St. (no thru traffic)
  • 10th St. & Bingham St.

I live along the route. What do I need to know?

Streets will begin closing Sunday, July 28th 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 Sunday morning or they will be towed. “No Parking” signs will be placed along the route on Thursday.

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, PNC, and many more.

“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.

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.

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