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How do I get to the event?

However you’d like! We strongly suggest walking, riding a bike, or taking public transit. We can’t wait to see you in the streets on Saturday, May 25th 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.


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

  • Bus routes will be affected from about 8AM – 1PM in Homewood, Shadyside and East Liberty

Take Uber

To receive $15 off two Uber rides, enter the code OSPGH2018 in the Uber app:

  • Open the Uber app
  • Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner
  • Select Payment
  • Scroll to the bottom and select Add Promo/Gift Code
  • Enter the promo code OSPGH2018 before you request your ride!


Here is what you need to know if you are driving:

  • While the OpenStreetsPGH route is closed to car traffic, there are 12 permeable intersections where cars can cross. Use the route map to plan your trip.
  • For safety reasons, there is no parking along the route during the event. We will begin towing cars at 5 AM on Saturday to ensure that the course is clear and safe by morning.
  • Most major parking lots and garages will remain open.
  • Google Maps and Waze will be updated to show roadway restrictions.

I need to drive somewhere else on Saturday 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. Consider using Google Maps or Waze to help you navigate. Detours begin at 8am and will be in place until 1:30pm.

Driving during OpenStreetsPGH

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.

Driving to East Liberty 

From the North

  • Use Rt. 28 to Washington Blvd.
  • Turn right on Negley Run
  • Continue to Center Ave / Penn Ave

From 376 East

  • Head west on I-376 W
  • Take exit 77 toward Edgewood/Swissvale
  • Turn right onto S Braddock Ave
  • Turn left onto Penn Ave

From 376 West

  • Take I-376 E
  • Take exit 74 toward Squirrel Hill/Homestead
  • Use the left lane to merge onto Beechwood Blvd
  • Turn left onto Forward Ave
  • Slight right to stay on Forward Ave
  • Turn left onto Shady Ave
  • Turn left onto Penn Ave
  • Turn left onto Centre Ave

From Oakland

  • Head northeast on Forbes Ave
  • Turn left onto S Craig St
  • Turn right onto Fifth Ave
  • Turn left onto S Aiken Ave
  • Turn right onto Centre Ave

Parking in East Liberty

We recommend parking in East Liberty as there are the largest number of public lots around Penn Circle. Please note that the Sheridan Kirkwood lot near Target will be used for a program hub and will not have spaces available.

Additionally, street parking and parking garages at Bakery Square will be available during OpenStreetsPGH.

Driving to Homewood

From the North

  • Use Rt. 28 to Washington Blvd.
  • Turn left on Hamilton Ave
  • Continue to Homewood Ave
  • PLEASE NOTE Frankstown Ave will be bikes and pedestrians only for the event

From 376 East

  • Head west on I-376 W
  • Take exit 77 toward Edgewood/Swissvale
  • Turn right onto S Braddock Ave
  • Turn left onto Hamilton Ave or Bennett St.

From 376 West

  • Head southeast on I-376 E
  • Take exit 77 toward Edgewood
  • Keep left, follow signs for Braddock Ave and merge onto S Braddock Ave
  • Turn left onto Hamilton Ave or Bennett St

From Penn Hills  (Frankstown Rd East) 

  • Head west on Frankstown Rd toward Tremont St
  • Stay left to continue onto Bennett St
Parking in Homewood

We recommend parking in other neighborhoods besides Homewood. This is a residential community that does not have the same amount of surface parking that you will find in other neighborhoods. If you would like to start in Homewood, we recommend biking, walking, or bussing there.

Driving to Shadyside

  • Please see directions to East Liberty
  • Use S. Negley Ave for access to East Liberty
  • Walnut St and Shady Ave will remain open during the event

Parking in Shadyside 

There is a Pittsburgh Parking Authority lot/garage in Shadyside with over 275 spaces combined.  These lots are located 1 block north of Walnut St between Bellefonte St and Ivy St.