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Street view scavenger hunt (find the bikes)

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Mick

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May 31 2013 at 11:39am #

Google still shows the exit from the Jail Trail to Bates. I miss it.

Exit to Bates


Swalfoort

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Jun 3 2013 at 2:43pm #

In scoping out vantage points for the downtown cordon (bike) count on Wednesday, I found therse:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.443792,-80.002642&spn=0.002658,0.00611&sll=41.117935,-77.604698&sspn=5.387045,12.513428&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.443792,-80.002642&panoid=3fHKpwqzZ0NCKYyoePsT7w&cbp=12,114.17,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.444804,-79.994151&spn=0.001337,0.003055&sll=41.117935,-77.604698&sspn=5.387045,12.513428&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.444838,-79.994017&panoid=au4mQrrQFo2YoW2jl7cXVg&cbp=12,217.71,,0,5.41

First one is of a bike cop on Seventh Avenue in front of the Byham, the second is a sidewalk rider on Penn Avenue approahing 11th.


erok

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Jul 25 2013 at 10:38am #

an east carson street double!

http://goo.gl/maps/a4AA7


RustyRed

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Jul 25 2013 at 1:07pm #

Ugh, I can’t seem to get the Street View to pop up nicely for this cyclist, but he’s riding along the TRHT between the Casino and then under the WE Bridge. You can see how excited he is to see the Google Mapping vehicle (I’m guessing it’s a guy on a bike with a specially adapted camera?). If you follow them along the trail, he takes pictures of the GMV with his cell phone and then follows the GMV and talks to the operator as they travel together. Kinda interesting.

http://goo.gl/Eu4gGh


Mick

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Jul 25 2013 at 5:46pm #

RustyRed wrote:Ugh, I can’t seem to get the Street View to pop up nicely for this cyclist, but he’s riding along the TRHT between the Casino and then under the WE Bridge.

That is so cool!

Best if you start east of the WE bridge.

It funny how for part of the ride, the “bicyclist” is just a disembodied head and helmet, because of the way google merges pictures.


helen s

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Jul 26 2013 at 7:37am #

In looking at that segment along the trail, there was one old picture which showed the blue plastic structure (an outdoor classroom) in the CSC parking lot.
It was removed at least 3 years ago.


Mick

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Jul 26 2013 at 1:31pm #

@ Helen S It was removed at least 3 years ago.

Since there’s still plenty of trails (and roads) that aren’t on Streetview at all yet, we can’t expect that updating the views they have to be a high priority.


erok

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Jul 26 2013 at 2:14pm #

i think it was swalfoort that originally found this one, but it’s soooo good it needs to be reposted.

http://goo.gl/maps/GVyjR


TeamDecaf

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Jul 28 2013 at 7:51am #

^^^^ hahaaa – not what I expected, but classic.


Mick

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Jul 29 2013 at 1:15pm #

@ erok – oddly enough, if you back out to the map and try to find those guys again, they aren’t there.


erok

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Aug 15 2013 at 1:52pm #

http://goo.gl/maps/iSCUh

dude looking for bike parking in the strip


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 4:31pm #

Here’s one I found last night of someone climbing South 18th Street in front of Ultimate Auto (just above Saber Park in case my link doesn’t work right). The rider is visible when viewed coming down the hill or on a side view, but disappears if you try to find him in the uphill view.


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 4:31pm #

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=%2B40%C2%B0+25’+15.91%22,+-79%C2%B0+58’+50.10%22+(40.421086,+-79.980583)&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=40.421142,-79.980597&spn=0.00044,0.000603&sll=40.421052,-79.980568&sspn=0.000443,0.000603&t=h&z=21


Swalfoort

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Aug 15 2013 at 6:03pm #

The uphill ‘he’s there’ downhill ‘he’s not.’ has to do with when they ran the car, at least sometimes. Sometimes the view in opposing directions shows wildly different weather, for example.

It is always fun to play around with these images…
front, back, approach from a side street, etc.

on the photo erok reposted, i was trying to get a look at the adjoining public steps.


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 6:21pm #

Such a pleasant unexpected surprise lol


bhattenb

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Nov 13 2014 at 3:04pm #

Me and my son in North Point Breeze a couple of months ago.

N Dallas and Kelly St


Ahlir

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Nov 13 2014 at 10:28pm #

@bhattenb: I might be missing something, but why is you son’s face pixilated and yours is not? Do you fail the “human face” test?


bhattenb

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Nov 14 2014 at 8:51am #

I do. Luckily my son has his mother’s good looks.


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 14 2014 at 4:52pm #

Found a new one! 40th Street Bridge, apparently re-taken in Aug 2014.


Swalfoort

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Dec 19 2014 at 4:25pm #

Found this one on Penn Avenue in the Strip today:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4602212,-79.9707622,3a,75y,257.3h,80.6t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1scxW1V98yDoiwJxLO4mZt3g!2e0?hl=en


RustyRed

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Dec 20 2014 at 8:29pm #

I got a 2-fer

2fer

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.455502,-79.9791331,3a,85.9y,339.1h,76.4t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sQhjM1lUubkaO756dje3kHg!2e0!5s20070701T000000


Swalfoort

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Jan 15 2015 at 2:51pm #

Joncaire Street, near base of stairs….woman in pink.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.440426,-79.950249,3a,75y,237.85h,71.06t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sLZHihmOdDN8sL6wvlD8FMA!2e0?hl=en


Mick

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Jan 15 2015 at 3:15pm #

@swalfoort Joncaire Street, near base of stairs….woman in pink.

you can follow her all the way down from the very top of the hill

And if you take about two steps towards the Junction Hollow trail, there is a dude – in pink!

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.440426,-79.950249&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=40.440426,-79.950249&layer=c&panoid=LZHihmOdDN8sL6wvlD8FMA&cbp=,237.85,,0,18.940002&output=classic&dg=ntvb

One step farther and you can see them start to cross paths!

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.440426,-79.950249&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=40.440426,-79.950249&layer=c&panoid=LZHihmOdDN8sL6wvlD8FMA&cbp=,237.85,,0,18.940002&output=classic&dg=ntvb

And the woman in pink continues to fo0llow the Google van.

This is like a romance – as portrayed in Portlandia!


RustyRed

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Jan 15 2015 at 3:38pm #

@swalfoort and @Mick:
That’s another 2-fer!

2fer-2


Swalfoort

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Jan 20 2015 at 9:35am #

This german shepard seems unfazed by the google car:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.291942,-79.951201,3a,75y,350.16h,61.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sjSatb0-j6quSEJPRHwQlDA!2e0?hl=en


Marko82

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Jan 13 2016 at 12:54pm #

16th at Spring Way

https://goo.gl/maps/zbPw39GTMZU2


helen s

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Jan 13 2016 at 2:10pm #

Nice- No hands turn into oncoming traffic (or just a lazy left cutting across?). Is that a beverage can in the right hand?


chrishent

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Jan 13 2016 at 5:26pm #

@helen that is indeed a can in his right hand

While looking for myself on northbound Stanwix and Third Ave (a couple months ago I noticed that the Google Maps car was behind me), I found this guy turning left from southbound Stanwix into BOTA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4398692,-80.0048514,3a,75y,206.52h,68.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sT_7vOMhIcC6S2Vi-0tni5A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1


RustyRed

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Jan 13 2016 at 8:10pm #

This Grown and Sexy cyclist:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4544765,-79.9790455,3a,68y,337.37h,70.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6iO87tFI6d8dABRRsfu-bA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 14 2016 at 10:41am #

Not surprising a cyclist was captured making the wiggle onto Spring Way at 16th St, as that’s about the only logical place to go once getting to the end of the bike lane.


gimpPAC

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Jan 15 2016 at 5:44pm #

Hahaha, I forgot about this game too. Back in October, I was at the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty near the Point, intending to make a left onto the Blvd, when I saw the Google car coming the opposite direction and turning off onto Liberty. I made a mental note to check Street View later, but as all my mental notes tend to go…it just flew right out of my brain. :)

This reminded me to check again, so there I am, with my Raleigh:
https://goo.gl/maps/gWBMjdPczby


RustyRed

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Jan 15 2016 at 5:52pm #

Nice!

Here’s a different head-on view of you:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4406598,-80.0067218,3a,15y,350.74h,84.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4RCGQNx_oSTonPBnHrN4kg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Ornoth

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Jan 30 2016 at 9:38pm #

Nice shot of a milk crater going down Greenleaf (just off Saw Mill Run/Steuben).


erok

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Feb 3 2016 at 10:53am #

Not on a bike, but here’s the City’s Bike/Ped Coordinator on Smithfield St

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