Stats from 1/14/19 to 9/3/19

3,455 Streets Travelled

84 Neighborhoods Visited

485.79 Miles Walked

57,018 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.

101: The world is moving on

Unique Streets: 47 Miles Walked: 8.6 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Centre Avenue, Soho Street, La Place Street, Reed Street, Brackenridge Street, Oak Hill Drive, Oak…

100th Post! (Squirrel Hill North/South)

Unique Streets: 29 Miles Walked: 7.42 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Schenley Drive, Frew Street, Tech Street, Margaret Morrison Street, Roselawn Terrace, Forbes Avenue, Normlee Place,…

99: Buggies, Toilets, and Beeping (East Liberty, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington)

Unique Streets: 60 Miles Walked: 8.33 Street names (italicized have been walked on another day): N. Highland Avenue, Harvard Street, N. Sheridan Avenue, Broad Street, Larimer Avenue, Station Street, Princeton…

98: Dickens has Chickens (West End, Elliott, Crafton Heights)

Unique Streets: 41 Miles Walked: 6.8 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): S. Main Street, Alexander Street, Neptune Street, Wabash Street, Noblestown Road, Kerr Street, McDade Way,…

97: Say it, don’t spray it. (Mt. Washington/Allentown)

Unique Streets: 13 Miles Walked: 3.14 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Bailey Avenue, Grandview Park Access Road, Beltzhoover Avenue, Bailey Park Lane, McLain Street, Allen Street,…

96: Spider Webs, Kitty Hair, & Salt

Unique Streets: 33 Miles Walked: 5.59 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Straka Street, Vinton Street, Estep Way, Shirley Street, Justine Street, Fire Way, Middletown Road, Northfield…

95: Snakes, Sloths, and Sticky Burs (Northside)

I’m learning that with Johnny, I need to break up the walks. This post took place over two days, 8/14/19 and 8/20/19

94: Mixed Messages (Beechview)

Unique Streets: 16 Miles Walked: 3.52 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Saranac Avenue, Bazore Street, Palm Beach Avenue, Neeld Avenue, Mackinaw Avenue, Vodeli Street, Plock Way,…

93: Shopping Carts in the Wild!

Unique Streets: 19 Miles Walked: 3.64 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Ansley Street, N. Beatty Street, Kirkwood Street, S. Beatty Street, Ralph Munn Mall, Tamello Way,…

92: It’s in the Stars

Unique Streets: 12 Miles Walked: 4.09 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Shadycourt Drive, Beechwood Boulevard, Mellon Park Court, Shady Avenue, Highmont Road, Braeburn Place, Devereaux Lane,…