Stats from 1/14/19 to 5/22/19

2,564 Streets Travelled

78 Neighborhoods Walked In

306.76 Miles Walked

38,236 Feet of Elevation

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Pink Routes were walked in the Month of May 2019

“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.

71: Too many neighborhoods to count or the one where I start naming blog posts

I only had two things on my to do list for today’s walk: take the Monongahela Incline (from or to my car) and walk on Schaeffer Way.

70: Carrick

PR Walk! Today, I set a new personal record for the most unique streets walked in one day: 95 Streets! I had no idea how large Carrick is. I only repeated two streets and covered almost 9 miles!

69: Spring Garden, Spring Hill-City View & East Allegheny

Unique Streets: 21 Miles Walked: 4.32 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Spring Garden Avenue, Arcola Way, Seidle Street, Itin Street, Diana Place, Ives Way, Iona Street,…

68: Beechview & Mount Washington

Unique Streets: 54
Miles Walked: 9.04
Today Amy and I had the task of walking one orphaned street in Mt. Washington. On Monday, I somehow completely missed Griffin Street and it was really bugging me.

67: Troy Hill, Spring Garden, Northview Heights, Spring Hill-City View, and East Allegheny

Unique Streets: 65
Miles Walked: 8.11
Today’s walk was inspired by George. In the morning on the way to school, I asked the boys where they thought I should walk. George yelled “Turtle Street!”

67: Upper Hill, North Oakland, Terrace Village, Middle Hill & Bedford Dwellings

Unique Streets: 48
Miles Walked: 7
Today I attempted to tackle a huge portion of my map that has been blank. I had walked all around this area but completely missed the Upper Hill and portions of other neighborhoods.

66: Duquesne Heights, Beechview & Mt. Washington

Today’s walk was filled with surprises (good, bad, and weird.) I started out by parking off of Saw Mill Run Boulevard on Woodruff Street. I noticed from the map that the Beechview Seldom Seen Greenway was nearby and I’d been wanting to explore it for a while now.

65: South Shore, The Bluff, Crawford-Roberts, SS Flats

The Bluff is an area of Pittsburgh I’ve been looking forward to exploring since I started this project. The Bluff aka Uptown has been known by many other names over the years: Soho, Boyd’s Hill, Ayer’s Hill.

64: Morningside, Stanton Heights & Highland Park

Today Amy and I walked in Morningside, Stanton Heights, and Highland Park. There were a lot of repeat streets but plenty of new ones.

63: West End & Elliott

Today I decided to walk in West End. I often drive through the area to avoid tunnel traffic on my way to walks and today was the day when I would tackle it.