Stats from 1/14/19 to 8/14/19

3,210 Streets Travelled

83 Neighborhoods Visited

442.14 Miles Walked

51,945 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.

93: Shopping Carts in the Wild!

Unique Streets: 19 Miles Walked: 3.64 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Ansley Street, N. Beatty Street, Kirkwood Street, S. Beatty Street, Ralph Munn Mall, Tamello Way,…

92: It’s in the Stars

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 4.09 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Shadycourt Drive, Beechwood Boulevard, Mellon Park Court, Shady Avenue, Highmont Road, Braeburn Place, Devereaux Lane,…

91: Fruit of Plenty

Unique Streets: 28 Miles Walked: 5.34 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Sloan Way, Bagdad Way, Hollydale Way, W. Poplar Way, Florien Street, Walcott Street, Tabor Street,…

90: Golden Girls and Gators

Unique Streets: 28 Miles Walked: 6.56 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day, underlined are not in the city): Sussex Avenue, Cedric Avenue, Perri Drive, Beltram Avenue, Holcomb…

89: Is this a Wonkavator?

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 2.67 Street Names (italicized names have been walked on another day): Schenley Drive, Roberto Clemente Drive, S. Bouquet Street, Pier Street, Argyle Way, Fiber Way,…

88: Pokemon to the rescue!

Unique Streets: 20 Miles Walked: 3.52 Street Names: McBride Street, U Way, Fredanna Street, V Way, Halchess Street, Mohrbach Street, W Way, Century Avenue, Cosmos Street, McElhinny Avenue, Rose Arbor…

87: Banksville Twofer

Unique Streets: 23 Miles Walked: 8 Street Names (italics have been walked on another day): Banksville Park, Crane Avenue, Elm Spring Drive, Mapleview Drive, Maple View Court, Elm Spring Court,…

86: Runnin’ out of these streets

Unique Streets: 20 Miles Walked: 3.84 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Superior Avenue, Colorado Way, Toner Street, California Avenue, Ireland Way, Woodland Ave, Plough Street, Evandale…

85: Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.

Johnny joined me on a quick (not-by-choice) walk in Sheraden. We parked in a shady spot in the middle of the Sheraden Park valley.

84: Let’s Make a Dill, or Two.

Long time, no post. Yes, I am still walking. It has taken me a while to post this walk because I am having trouble with my main map that shows all of my walks in one place.