Stats from 1/14/19 to 11/6/19

3,798 Streets Travelled

87 Neighborhoods Visited

568.94 Miles Walked

66,391 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.

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,…

115: Tacos on a Monday?

This walk took place over two separate days. Unique Streets: 7 Miles Walked: 2.55 & 2.98 10/21/19 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Western Avenue, Bidwell Street,…

114: Monkey Balls and BBQ

Unique Streets: 31 Miles Walked: 5.06 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Kelly Street, La Schall Street, Frankstown Avenue, Sweeney Place, McCombs Street, Inwood Street, No Name,…

113: A Ghost Pushed Me

Unique Streets: 35 Miles Walked: 7.64 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): N. Charles Street, Maple Avenue, Pusey Way, Goshen Street, Hazelton Street, Swindell Bridge, Magnet Street,…

112: Carrick Keeps it Real

Unique Streets: 39 Miles Walked: 6.2 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Brownsville Road, Laughlin Avenue, Amanda Street, Linnview Avenue, Birmingham Avenue, Alcove Way, The Boulevard, E….

111: They Keep Horses as Pets, Don’t They? (Brighton Heights)

Unique Streets: 17 Miles Walked: 4.36 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oswald Street, Wilksboro Avenue, Bonaventure Way, Chellis Street, California Avenue, Winhurst Street, Claude Way, Northminster…

110: Duck Hollow with George

Unique Streets: 5 Miles Walked: .68 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): 2nd Avenue, MacFarren Street, Ettwein Street, Blackmore Street, Canine Lane, Ettwein Way If you search…

109: Dolls, Errors, and Profane Graffiti (Lincoln-Lemington)

Unique Streets: 46 Miles Walked: 5.64 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Olivant Street, Montezuma Street, Manning Street, Lincoln Avenue, Loire Way, Verden Way, Lemington Avenue, Wiltsie…

108: Dead Sunflowers Sunning

Unique Streets: 20 Miles Walked: 4.76 Street Names (italicized were walked on another day): Gallatin Street, Ballard Way, Chislett Street, Butler Street, Baker Street, One Wild Place, Mellon Street, Callowhill…