Stats from 1/14/19 to 1/5/20

4,010 Streets Travelled

89 Neighborhoods Visited

624.7 Miles Walked

74,125 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.

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,…

121: Don’t call it a spare tire.

Unique Streets: 41 Miles Walked: 5.37 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day; underlined are not in the city): Oakwood Street, Tioga Street, Pitt Street, Susquehanna Street, Rosedale…

120: Mexican War Streets and German Food

Unique Streets: 1 Miles Walked: 2.85 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Arch Street, W. North Avenue, Palo Alto Street, Eloise Street, Resaca Place, N. Taylor Avenue,…

119: Fresh blanket of snow and ice

Unique Streets: 22 Miles Walked: 5.19 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Winterburn Avenue, Tan Way, Minnesota Street, Exposition Way, Blanton Way, Greer Street, Glen Lytle Road,…

118: Repurposed Churches and Abandoned Detention Centers (Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar)

Unique Streets: 37 Miles Walked: 6.65 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oakdene Street, Oberlin Street, Lemington Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Latana Way, Brushton Avenue, E. Lemington Avenue,…

117: Take your oldest friends on a walk.

Unique Streets: 1 Miles Walked: 3.69 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): 40th Street, Butler Street, 43rd Street, Pleasant Street, Cessna Way, 45th Street, Lawrence Street, 46th…

116: Disembodied Mannequin Head in a carport

Unique Streets: 22 Miles Walked: 6.06 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Industry Street, Allen Street, Asteroid Way, Manton Way, Arlington Avenue, E. Warrington Avenue, Millbridge Street,…