Bike Pittsburgh announces Traffic Alert for OpenStreetsPGH on Sunday, July 28

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

Tens of thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians will take to Pittsburgh’s streets this Sunday, July 28 for OpenStreetsPGH.  Participants will enjoy the car-free streets of Downtown, Uptown and the South Side from 9 am to 1 pm. Car traffic will be prohibited on a 4.0 mile stretch of Forbes Ave. and East Carson Street.

The route includes a traffic closure of the Birmingham Bridge, Tenth Street Bridge, and Armstrong Tunnels. To alert motorists, Bike Pittsburgh, the organization that coordinates the event, has posted the following traffic advisory.

View the OpenStreetsPGH Route at


Streets will begin closing Sunday at 8 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:

  • Forbes Ave from Market Square to the Birmingham Bridge
  • East Carson St Between Birmingham Bridge and 10th St.
  • The Birmingham bridge will be open to car traffic in both directions on the northbound span
  • 10th St Bridge and Armstrong Tunnels will be closed

Roadways will reopen promptly at 1:30 p.m.


There are 11 intersections along the route where motorized vehicles CAN cross the route during the event.



  • Forbes Ave. & Wood St.
  • Forbes Ave. & Smithfield St.
  • Forbes Ave & Grant St.
  • Forbes Ave. & Sixth St.

South Side

  • Forbes Ave. & McAnulty Dr.
  • Forbes Ave. & Pride St.
  • Forbes Ave. & Jumonville St.
  • Birmingham Bridge
  • E. Carson St. & 21st St.
  • E. Carson St. & 18th St.
  • E. Carson St. to 10th St. (no thru traffic)
  • 10th St. & Bingham St.


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.


The event is organized by Bike Pittsburgh and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan. Additional support is provided by, Peoples, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Wahilia Creative, Port Authority, Uber, and PNC.

Media and the public are encouraged to visit, 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

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