Getting to OpenStreetsPGH

How do I get to the event?

However you’d like! We strongly suggest walking, riding a bike, Uber, or taking public transit. We can’t wait to see you in the streets on Sunday, July 30th from 9AM – 1PM!

Walking or Biking

If you walk, you can enter the course wherever you’d like. There’s no start or end point and no barricades for pedestrians or bikes.

Transit

There are detours for all of the buses along the OpenStreetsPGH route. For more information about detours, visit PortAuthority.org, or call 412-442-2000.

  • Many bus routes will be affected from about 8AM – 1PM in Downtown, the Strip District and Lawrenceville.
  • Routes that usually serve Penn in the Strip District will use stops on Liberty:
    • The 54’s Penn-Main trips (54C)
    • The 88
    • The 91
  • The 91 will not be able to serve Butler Street in either direction below 50th St.
  • Inbound 91
    • The last regular 91 inbound stop will be at Butler and 51st St. before detouring via Stanton Ave.
    • The first inbound detour stop will be at 40th St. at Liberty Ave.
  • Outbound 91
    • The closest detour stops to the affected portion of Butler are:
      • Liberty at Herron Ave.
      • 40th Street at Penn Ave.
      • Penn Avenue at Main St.
      • Stanton Avenue at Butler St.

Take Uber

Add the code “OpenStreetsPGH” to your account

  • Download the Uber app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  • Open the Menu
  • Tap “Payment”
  • Select “Add Promo/Gift Code”
  • Enter “OpenStreetsPGH” to get $15 off your first ride.

Whether you plan on starting in Downtown and ending in Lawrenceville, Uber can be a convenient alternative to driving yourself and hunting for a parking spot.

Driving to OpenStreetsPGH?

Here are the main things you need to know if you are driving:

  1. There are 11 permeable intersections where cars will be able to cross the OpenStreetsPGH route during of the event. Use the route map to plan your trip.
  2. Most parking garages will be open for parking.

If you drive, you’ll need to park nearby and walk to OpenStreetsPGH as the route itself is closed to cars. Most major parking lots and garages will be accessible during OpenStreetsPGH.

I need to drive somewhere else on Sunday morning. What do I do?

While the course itself will be closed to cars, detours will be marked and auto traffic will be able to cross the route at major intersections. For more details, see this map. If your destination is on the course itself, you will need to park nearby and walk.

Parking

Will I be able to park along the route?

For safety reasons, there is no parking along the route during the event. We will begin towing cars at 5 AM on Sunday to ensure that the course is clear and safe by morning.

Where can park?

You can use ParkPGH to see check the availability parking spaces in Downtown and Strip District parking lots. Click here for our blog post about car parking near OpenStreetsPGH.

Where can I park to do my grocery shopping in the Strip District?

Parking lots will be available in the Strip District! For more information, check our blog post about parking!