Stats from 1/14/19 to 10/09/19

3,663 Streets Travelled

85 Neighborhoods Visited

534.31 Miles Walked

62,143 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.

111: They Keep Horses as Pets, Don’t They? (Brighton Heights)

Unique Streets: 17 Miles Walked: 4.36 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oswald Street, Wilksboro Avenue, Bonaventure Way, Chellis Street, California Avenue, Winhurst Street, Claude Way, Northminster…

110: Duck Hollow with George

Unique Streets: 5 Miles Walked: .68 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): 2nd Avenue, MacFarren Street, Ettwein Street, Blackmore Street, Canine Lane, Ettwein Way If you search…

109: Dolls, Errors, and Profane Graffiti (Lincoln-Lemington)

Unique Streets: 46 Miles Walked: 5.64 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Olivant Street, Montezuma Street, Manning Street, Lincoln Avenue, Loire Way, Verden Way, Lemington Avenue, Wiltsie…

108: Dead Sunflowers Sunning

Unique Streets: 20 Miles Walked: 4.76 Street Names (italicized were walked on another day): Gallatin Street, Ballard Way, Chislett Street, Butler Street, Baker Street, One Wild Place, Mellon Street, Callowhill…

107: Shadyside Walk with Shannon (Shadyside)

Unique Streets: 16 Miles Walked: 4.39 Street Names: 5th Avenue, Denniston Street, Kentucky Avenue, Shady Avenue, Howe Street, Cornelius Way, Walnut Street, Sellers Street, Puritan Way, Emerson Street, Stratton Lane,…

106: Majestic Castles and Missing Streets (E. Liberty/Garfield)

Unique Streets: 18 Miles Walked: 5 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Centre Avenue, Trade Street, Commerce Street, Baum Boulevard, S. Beatty Street, Stamar Way, Friendship Avenue,…

105: Frogs are tiny Dinosaurs (Central Oakland)

Unique Streets: 2 Miles Walked: 2.14 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Panther Hollow Road, Schenley Drive, Schenley Drive Extension, Forbes Avenue, Frew Street Extension Today, George…

104: Lucky Coins on Friday the Thirteenth (Duquesne Heights/Mt. Washington)

Unique Streets: 14 Miles Walked: 6.5 Street Names: (italicized have been walked on another day): W. Station Square Drive, Greenleaf Street, Bradley Street, Fingal Street, Republic Street, Grandview Avenue, Bigham…

103: Turkeys, Sh*t, and Murderous Trees (Perry South)

Unique Streets: 31 Miles Walked: 6.62 Street Names: (italicized have been walked on another day): Harlan Avenue, Strauss Street, Irwin Avenue, N. Charles Street, Josh Gibson Drive, Kenn Avenue, Crispen…

102: That time I kidnapped my family (South Side Slopes)

Unique Streets: 2 Miles Walked: 2.23 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Arlington Avenue, Conway Street, Eccles Street, Sterling Street, Quarry Street, Saber Way, S. 18th Street,…