Stats from 1/14/19 to 2/20/20

4,117 Streets Travelled

89 Neighborhoods Visited

654.99 Miles Walked

77,261 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.

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…

127: People who dump trash are assh*les (Beltzhoover)

Unique Streets: 15 Miles Walked: 3.33 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Haberman Avenue, Proxim Way, Delmont Avenue, Industry Street, Montooth Street, Nina Way, W. Warrington Avenue,…

126: Packed tighter than a Primanti’s Sandwich (Garfield)

Unique Streets: 11 Miles Walked: 3.34 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Penn Avenue, N. Atlantic Avenue, Kincaid Street, N. Pacific Avenue, Hillcrest Street, Donna Street, Fannell…

125: Team Cat

Unique Streets: 33 Miles Walked: 8.2 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Aylesboro Avenue, Edgerton Avenue, Selkirk Way, Willard Street, S. Lang Avenue, Roy Street, Pinnacle Way,…

124: Little Eataly with Johnny (Bloomfield)

Unique Streets: 1 Miles Walked: 1.74 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Liberty Avenue, Panama Way, Orwell Way, Idaline Street, Ella Street, Lorigan Street, Pearl Street, Cedarville…

123: Bamboo Forest (Greenfield)

Unique Streets: 23 Miles Walked: 7.26 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Parnell Way, Bigelow Street, Shields Street, McCaslin Street, Wasser Way, Tesla Way, Loretta Street, Millington…

122: Is that the hill you want to die on? (Spring Hill-City View/Fineview/Spring Garden)

Unique Streets: 25 Miles Walked: 6.15 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Howard Street, Rising Main Avenue, Toboggan Street, Pynchon Street, Peekskill Street, Suffolk Street, East Street,…