Stats from 1/14/19 to 8/4/2020

4,545 Streets Travelled

90 Neighborhoods Visited

790.7 Miles Walked

91,324 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.

162: Where we’re going, we need roads

Unique Streets: 26 Miles Walked: 6.26 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Gladefield Street, Mingo Street, Oberlin Street, Short Street, Brushton Avenue, Heart Court, Ferris Court, Mohler…

160: Get the Gist

Unique Streets: 7 Miles Walked: 6 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): S. 12th Street, E. Carson Street, S. 14th Street, S. 11th Street, Bradish Street, P….

156: Bear with Me? (Highland Park)

Unique Streets: 5 Miles Walked: 5.81 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Washington Boulevard, Negley Run Boulevard, Centre Avenue, Penn Avenue, Sheridan Square, N. Sheridan Avenue, Saint…

144-155: Ennui Go (Quarantine Walks)

Unique Streets: 106 Miles Walked: 62.3 Street Names are listed at the bottom since there are so many! Railroad spikes, coins, bones, pottery, a dust devil of lottery tickets in…

143: A Quick Walk in Riverview Park

Unique Streets: 3 Miles Walked: 2.38 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Woods Run Road, Riverview Avenue, Riverview Drive Today I took a very very very very…

142: A Walk only a Mother could Love

Unique Streets: 7 Miles Walked: 1.98 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Brahm Street, Overbeck Street, List Street, Schnittgen Street, Buente Street, Lappe Lane, Mathias Street, Rhine…

141: A Picnic on an Abandoned Street in Pittsburgh

Unique Streets: 5 Miles Walked: .49 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Lareda Street, Radner Street, Vallette Street, Waco Way, Queen Street, Rostock Street We have some…

139 & 140: Walks in Westwood

I walked two weekends in a row in Westwood. Here’s some of the things I saw Walk 1 (3/28/2020) Unique Streets: 28 Miles Walked: 4.10 Street Names (italicized have been…

138: Mind the GAP Trail

Unique Streets: 10 Miles Walked: 8.15 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day, underlined are not in the city): Technology Drive, Middle Access Drive, 2nd Avenue, Hot Metal…

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…