Stats from 1/14/19 to 6/1/2020

4,312 Streets Travelled

90 Neighborhoods Visited

715.75 Miles Walked

84,101 Feet of Elevation

“You Can’t Get There from Here.”

If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh for a while or even just visited, you might have heard a native say this. Logically, you can get anywhere from any place. In Pittsburgh, logic doesn’t always win. I have lived here for more than 30 years and I still get lost EVERY DAY. Ending up on 579 when I was trying to get on 6th Ave is a lesson I have learned more than I care to admit. If directions to a place require going through a tunnel or crossing a river, well, “You just can’t get there from here.” Yinzers don’t balk at a set of decaying stairs but the tunnel monster is real, and he will eat your car if you don’t slow down to a snail’s pace when entering it. So, yeah, sometimes you just can’t get there from here.

Did you know that there are (probably) 4,661 streets in the City of Pittsburgh? I say probably because I reached that number by counting (twice, by hand) the streets on an indexed paper map of the region. I have found quite a few discrepancies between the paper map, the G. M. Hopkins Company Maps, Apple Maps, and Google Maps. I don’t know how many streets there are but I hope to have the map at the top of this page filled out completely.

Take a look at my posts by looking below or using the links above.

137: tacocat is the same forwards and backwards

Unique Streets: 16 Miles Walked: 4.08 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Brookline Boulevard, Midwood Avenue, Ansonia Place, Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Dartmore Street, Parkfield Street, Nobles…

136: Emotional Roller Coaster like the hills of Beechview

Unique Streets: 14 Miles Walked: 3.52 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Capital Avenue, Curranhill Avenue, Ringwalt Street, Tonopah Avenue, Frog Way, Longmore Avenue, Westinghouse Street, Colebrook…

135: Mean Big Sister

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 4.56 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Murray Avenue, Darlington Road, Mulhatton Street, Bartlett Street, Beacon Street, Shaw Avenue, Beechwood Boulevard, Forest…

134: Hey Pig, Is that the hill you want to die on?

Unique Streets: 11 Miles Walked: 4.56 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day; underlined are not in the city): Penn Avenue, 26th Street, Spruce Way, 28th Street, Smallman…

133: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Chateau)

Unique Streets: 6 Miles Walked: 6 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Casino Drive, Reedsdale Street, N. Point Drive, Belmont Street, N. Franklin Street, Metropolitan Street, Columbus…

132: Over a Brook

Unique Streets: 43 Miles Walked: 6.48 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oakridge Street, Brookline Boulevard, Hobson Street, Eliria Way, Merrick Avenue, Freedom Avenue, Bush Way, Seaton…

131: Kentucky Fried Varmint

Unique Streets: 29 Miles Walked: 6.52 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Baytree Street, Eula Street, East Street, Gould Avenue, Perrysville Avenue, Richey Avenue, Ruggles Street, Dunlap…

130: A Run/Walk with the Hash House Harriers

Unique Streets: 2 Miles Walked: 5.88 Miles Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Arlington Avenue, Boggs Avenue, P. J. McArdle Roadway, Shiloh Street, Thorpe Way, Virginia Avenue,…

129: Heads Galore

Unique Streets: 10 Miles Walked: 3.6 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Alverado Avenue, Coast Avenue, Canton Avenue, Hampshire Avenue, Rutherford Avenue, Bayonne Avenue, Belasco Avenue, Wentworth…

128: Official Motion Session (Lincoln Place and Hays)

Unique Streets: 27 Miles Walked: 2.85 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Cox Avenue, Cox Place, Elwell Street, Ollie Street, Mifflinridge Road, Heretick Way, Muldowney Avenue, Dellaglen…