Bike Pittsburgh Issues Traffic Alert for OpenStreetsPGH this Saturday, July 28

Streets will convert from car-friendly to people-friendly Saturday at 9am

An estimated 50,000 bicyclists and pedestrians will take to Pittsburgh’s streets this Saturday, July 28 for OpenStreetsPGH. Participants will enjoy the car-free streets of East Liberty, Shadyside, Homewood, Point Breeze, and Larimer from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Car traffic will be prohibited on a 4.4 mile stretch of Frankstown Avenue, Highland Ave, Homewood Ave and Fifth Ave on Saturday morning.

View the OpenStreetsPGH route at http://openstreetspgh.org/route/.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Streets will begin closing Sunday at 8 am. The event does not start until 9 am. The following streets will be impacted:

  • Highland Ave from Broad St to Fifth Ave
  • Fifth Ave from Highland Ave to Frankstown Ave
  • Thomas Blvd from Fifth Ave to Homewood Ave
  • Homewood Ave from Thomas Blvd to Frankstown Ave
  • Frankstown Ave from Homewood Ave to East Liberty Blvd
  • Broad St from East Liberty Blvd to Highland Ave
  • Fifth Ave will be fully closed from Hamilton Ave to Woodland Rd. It is recommended to use detours on Wilkins Ave, Hamilton Ave or Negley Ave

Roadways will reopen promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Traffic crossing intersections

There are 12 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.

East Liberty

  • Center Ave & Broad St
  • Penn Ave & Highland Ave
  • Center Ave & Highland Ave

Shadyside

  • Walnut St & Highland Ave
  • Shady Ave & Fifth Ave
  • Penn Ave & Fifth Ave

N. Point Breeze

  • Dallas Ave & Thomas Blvd

Homewood

  • Hamilton St & Homewood Ave
  • Bennett St & Homewood Ave
  • Bennet St to Dallas Ave will remain open
  • Fifth Ave & Frankstown Ave

Larimer

  • East Liberty Blvd & Frankstown Ave / Broad St

It is recommended to use Waze or Google Maps to stay up to help navigate road closures.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Cars parked along the route must be moved before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning or they will be towed. “No parking” signs will be placed along the route on Thursday.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The event is organized by the bike and pedestrian advocacy organization, Bike Pittsburgh, and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan and the Colcom Foundation. Additional support is provided by, Peoples Natural Gas, the Benter Foundation, AARP, Google, Red House Communications, Uber, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Media and the public are encouraged to visit http://openstreetspgh.org/media/, or follow OpenStreetsPGH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for updates and details on event happenings. For more information on how to get to OpenStreetsPGH, visit http://openstreetspgh.org/getting-there/.

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