How to get to OpenStreetsPGH

Foot/Bike

If you’re in the surrounding neighborhoods, we encourage you to walk or ride to any portion of the route! 

Transit

Hop on public transit and make it an adventure. You can use Port Authority’s online schedule finder tool, or download the new Transit App to help plan your journey. 

Please note: Bus detours for several routes will be in place from 8 am – 3 pm on Saturday July 30th.

Some bus lines on the route, including the 71B, 77, 82, 86, P17, P10, 74, 71D, 88 will be affected. Stay updated on Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s detours at www.portauthority.org/detours or view full detour information HERE.

Driving

While the OpenStreetsPGH route is closed to car traffic, there is street parking available near the route. For safety reasons, there is no parking along the route during the event. We will begin towing cars still parked on the route at 6 AM on the day of the event to ensure that the course is clear and safe for the event.

If it is accessible to you we encourage active or mass transportation to get to OpenStreetsPGH. Pittsburgh geography does not make that an easy feat, thus we suggest looking for street parking on roads parallel and perpendicular to the route. 

Walnut Street parking will be blocked for The Annual Shadyside Sidewalk Sale, but cross streets will remain open so you can access the parking garage on Bellefonte Street and the surface lots that run behind Walnut Street.

Check out these links for the best parking spots in Shadyside and East Liberty: thinkshadyside.com/map-parking and eastlibertychamber.org/parking_map (note 164 Sheridan Parking lot will be closed to OpenStreetsPGH events)

RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE ROUTE: 

There is alternate parking arrangements made for residents that live on Highland Ave and Thomas Blvd, please utilize Chatham Eastside Campus Parking Lot accessible via Penn Ave.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

There is no parking allowed along the event route from 3am-3pm on Saturday, July 30th. All parked cars will be towed. “No Parking” signs will be placed along the route starting on Wednesday. 

Beginning at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th all cars (including those parked on the street) will be prohibited on the 4.4 mile loop from S. Highland to Broad St, Frankstown Ave to N. Homewood Ave, and Thomas Blvd to Fifth Ave connecting back to S. Highland. 

View the full OpenStreetsPGH route map at openstreetspgh.org/route 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

The following streets will be closed, and vehicles left parked on the street will be towed starting at 6:00 a.m. on July 30th:

  • S. Highland Ave (from Fifth Ave to Broad St)
  • Broad St / Frankstown Ave (from S. Highland Ave to N. Homewood Ave)
  • N. Homewood Ave (from Frankstown Ave to Thomas Blvd)
  • Thomas Blvd (from N. Homewood Ave to Fifth Ave)
  • Fifth Ave (from Thomas Blvd to S.Highland Ave)


TRAFFIC CROSSINGS

Unlike other events, OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a complete street closure. Car drivers may cross the route for business and residential access by using the following open intersections:

  • S. Highland Ave & Penn Ave
  • Broad St & Centre Ave
  • Broad St/Frankstown Ave & E Liberty Blvd
  • Frankstown Ave & Fifth Ave/Washington Blvd
  • N Homewood Ave & Bennett St
  • N Homewood Ave & Hamilton Ave
  • Thomas Blvd & N Dallas Ave
  • Fifth Ave & Penn Ave
  • Fifth Ave & Shady Ave
  • S Highland Ave & Walnut St
  • S Highland Ave & Centre Ave


Roadways will reopen promptly by 3:00 p.m.