Stats from 1/14/19 to 4/3/20

4,220 Streets Travelled

90 Neighborhoods Visited

675.76 Miles Walked

80,040 Feet of Elevation

Found in the Upper Hill. Check out the post here!

“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.

135: Mean Big Sister

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 4.56 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Murray Avenue, Darlington Road, Mulhatton Street, Bartlett Street, Beacon Street, Shaw Avenue, Beechwood Boulevard, Forest…

134: Hey Pig, Is that the hill you want to die on?

Unique Streets: 11 Miles Walked: 4.56 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day; underlined are not in the city): Penn Avenue, 26th Street, Spruce Way, 28th Street, Smallman…

133: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Chateau)

Unique Streets: 6 Miles Walked: 6 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Casino Drive, Reedsdale Street, N. Point Drive, Belmont Street, N. Franklin Street, Metropolitan Street, Columbus…

132: Over a Brook

Unique Streets: 43 Miles Walked: 6.48 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oakridge Street, Brookline Boulevard, Hobson Street, Eliria Way, Merrick Avenue, Freedom Avenue, Bush Way, Seaton…

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…