Stats from 1/14/19 to 9/16/2020

4,618 Streets Travelled

90 Neighborhoods Visited

835.6 Miles Walked

95,878 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.

164: Water so clear you can see all the trash at the bottom

I had no idea the Monongahela River could be clear enough that you could see the bottom. So clear in fact, that all of the accumulated trash and debris can be seen from the shore.

163: Little Flower (Brighton Heights)

Unique Strees: 2 Miles Walked: 1.53 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): California Avenue, Verner Avenue, Brighton Heights Boulevard, Moale Street, Davis Avenue, Mexico Street, Chidell Street,…

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…

161: Ice Cream heals all wounds

Posted in Hays

Unique Streets: 11 Miles Walked: 3.44 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Baldwin Road, Ramp Street, Mifflin Road, Doerville Avenue, Overboro Street, Granger Street, W. Circle Avenue,…

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….

160: A Walk in West End

Unique Streets: 9 Miles Walked: 3.21 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Wabash Street, Plank Street, Greentree Road, McKnight Street, Woodville Avenue, Lowe Street, Minnotte Square, Corinth…

159: Between the tracks and the river (Hazelwood)

Unique Streets: 35 Miles Walked: 5.16 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Johnston Avenue, Mansion Street, Trowbridge Way, Winston Street, Mercia Way, Choctaw Way, Gertrude Street, Melanchton…

158: Trails, trespassing, and treehouses (New Homestead)

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 4.8 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Beechland Street, Mapledale Street, Oakville Street, Sequoia Way, Mooney Road, West Run Road, Gates Drive,…


Unique Streets: 7 Miles Walked: 3.5 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Plummer Street, Butler Street, Pearl Street, Comrie Way, Ingalls Way, Friendship Avenue, Dryden Way, Elk…

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…