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.

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…

144-155: Ennui Go (Quarantine Walks)

Unique Streets: 106 Miles Walked: 62.3 Street Names are listed at the bottom since there are so many! Railroad spikes, coins, bones, pottery, a dust devil of lottery tickets in…