Stats from 1/14/19 to 4/22/19

1,667 Streets Travelled

560 Neighborhoods Explored

177.48 Miles Walked

23,298 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.

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Day 53: South Side Flats/Slopes & Arlington/Heights

Unique Streets: 57 Miles Walked: 6.31 Street Names (italicized have been already walked on another day): E. Carson Street, S 28th Street, Carey Way, S 29th Street, Sarah Street, Steve…

Day 52: Greenfield/Four Mile Run

Today I brought a caravan to Greenfield. My friend Amy, her daughter Sophia, my son Johnny, and I set off on a breezy walk down Greenfield Ave towards the Greenfield Bridge.

Day 51: West Oakland/Terrace Village/Uptown/Crawford-Roberts

Unique Streets: 34 Miles Walked: 3.81 Street Names (italicized names have been walked on another day): Burrows Street, Turner Place, Oak Hill Drive, Benson Place, Jamal Place, Bentley Drive, Kirkpatrick…

Day 50: Downtown

Tourists in our own city. I feel like that every time I walk but especially today. My friend Amy and I took the wonderful weather (a bit windy but warm) as an opportunity to visit the Central Business District, aka Downtown, aka the Golden Triangle.

Day 49: Duquesne Heights

Today I finished walking almost all of the streets in Duquesne Heights. There are still a few on the other side of Saw Mill Run Boulevard that are technically in this neighborhood but I will have to hit them another day.

Day 48: Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill North

Today I met and walked with Colin from theincline.com so he could ask me some questions for a Q&A. We met at Commonplace Coffee in Point Breeze and set off walking.

Day 47: Perry North/South

Today I returned to the land of the living after a sickness that rivaled Captain Trips from The Stand. Last time I went walking was Tuesday, April 2nd so on top of feeling like a bag of flaming crap, I felt guilty for not getting out there.

Day 46: Banksville

I wanted to get some hills in today so I went to Banksville. Banskville is a hilly neighborhood and is bordered by Beechview, Ridgemont, Green Tree, Dormont, and Mt. Lebanon.

Day 45: Bloomfield and Friendship

I never thought I would see what I saw today. Hold on for this wild ride. I parked my car on Taylor Street in Bloomfield and went into Crazy Mocha to get some yummy Ginger Peach Green Tea.

Day 44: South Side Slopes

Today I tackled the South Side Steps, wait, I mean South Side Slopes with my friends Amy and Eric.