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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 Sunday, June 24th 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.

  • Bus routes will be affected from about 8AM – 1PM in Downtown, the Strip District and Lawrenceville

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!

Driving

Here are the main things 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.
  • The 40th Street, 31st St, and 16th St Bridges all remain open to the North Shore and 28
  • 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.
  • Most major parking lots and garages will remain open.

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.

Driving Downtown

  1. There are 12 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.

Detours begin at 8am and will be in place until 1:30pm.

Driving Downtown

 

From the North

Take I-79 S. to I-279 S. across the Fort Duquesne Bridge into Downtown.

From the South

Take I-79 N. to Exit 59 A Pittsburgh to I-279 N., head through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and cross the Fort Pitt Bridge into Downtown.

From the East

Take I-76 W. (PA Turnpike) to Exit 57 Pittsburgh, then I-376 W. to Exit 2B Blvd. of the Allies. Take I-579 N. towards 7th Ave./Convention Center Exit.

From the West

I-76 E. (PA Turnpike) to Exit 28 Cranberry. Follow signs to I-79 S. to I-279 S. before crossing the Fort Duquesne Bridge into Downtown.

Parking Downtown

Most major parking lots and garages will be accessible during OpenStreetsPGH. You can use ParkPGH to see check the availability of parking lots and garages Downtown.

Parking Downtown: 

Most major parking lots and garages will be accessible during OpenStreetsPGH. You can use ParkPGH to see check the availability of parking lots and garages Downtown.

 

Driving to the Strip District

 

From the North

Take I-279 S to East St. in Pittsburgh. Take Exit 2B from I-279 S. Get on PA-28 N from E Ohio St., and continue on PA-28 N and take Exit 2 to cross the 31st St. Bridge into the Strip District.

From the South

Take I-376 E. and the I-279 Exit. Use the left lane to head towards the 10th St Bypass. Continue on Exit 70B and follow signs for Convention Center/Strip District.

From the East

Follow I-376 W./US-22 W and take exit 72B for Blvd. of Allies towards I-579/Liberty Bridge. Get on I-579 N. and follow signs for I-579 N./I-279/Veterans Bridge. Take Liberty Ave. and turn left into the Strip District.

From the West

Take the McKees Rocks Bridge and turn right onto PA-65 S. Merge onto I-279 and take exit 1D toward PA-28 N./Chestnut Street. Turn right onto Chestnut St. and continue onto 16th St./David McCullough Bridge. Follow Liberty Ave. and make a left into the Strip District.

Parking in the Strip District

Smallman Street in the Strip has ample parking. There are also paid surface lots near the Heinz History Center and behind the produce terminal just one block from Penn Ave.

To get to these lots we recommend taking 376 to the 10th Street bypass under the Convention Center and taking Smallman Street from there.

Alternatively from Liberty Ave or Grant Street, you can use 11th St. to get to Smallman St. For more parking in the Strip check out neighborsinthestrip.com/visit/parking/.

Driving to Lawrenceville

From the North

Take I-279 S to East St in Pittsburgh. Take exit 2B from I-279 S. Get on PA-28 N from E Ohio St. Follow PA-28 N to 40th St Bridge in Millvale. Take exit 3A for the 40th St Bridge and continue to your destination in Lawrenceville.

From the South

Continue on Saw Mill Run Blvd. Take Liberty Tunnel, I-579 N and PA-28 N to 40th St Bridge in Millvale. Take exit 3A from PA-28 N. Continue on 40th St Bridge to your destination in Pittsburgh.

From the East

Follow I-376 W/US-22 W to the Boulevard of the Allies. Take exit 72B from I-376 W/US-22 W. Get on I-579 N, then take PA-28 N to 40th St Bridge in Millvale. Take exit 3A from PA-28 N. Continue on 40th St Bridge to your destination in Pittsburgh.

From the West

PA-65 S/Ohio River Blvd to Millvale. Take exit 3A from PA-28 N. Continue on 40th St Bridge to your destination in Lawrenceville.

Parking in Lawrenceville

We recommend parking in other neighborhoods besides Lawrenceville. While there is street parking below Butler Street, 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 Lawrenceville, we’d recommend biking, walking, or bussing there.