OpenStreetsPGH takes over Downtown and South Side 5/29/22

Embark on a car-free journey through Market Square, the Armstrong Tunnel, and the 10th St Bridge 🚴🏙️🚶

Take a classic Pittsburgh experience – cross a river, travel from a bridge into a tunnel – but remove the headache of rush hour traffic congestion and try it on foot or by bike! Explore Downtown and South Side, including Market Square, the Armstrong Tunnel, and the 10th St Bridge at OpenStreetsPGH on Sunday, May 29th from 10am – 2pm. Presented by UPMC Health Plan, OpenStreetsPGH is Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing free event series that opens miles of streets for people of all ages and abilities to explore our neighborhoods while biking, walking, and rolling. This event is poised to bring together tens of thousands of attendees to the season’s first full route after a two-year hiatus.

“OpenStreetsPGH invites the community to get outside and be active, providing an opportunity to reimagine our streets as places for people, not just cars,” says Scott Bricker, executive director of Bike Pittsburgh.

May 29th Route Preview

The first route of our full OpenStreetsPGH season will take you on a 2-mile journey from Market Square, up Forbes Ave to the Armstrong Tunnel, and across the 10th St Bridge to the scenic business district on East Carson St in South Side.

  • Where should I go? BikePGH’s Health & Wellness Hub at Market Square in Downtown, BikePGH’s Arts & Culture Hub on E. Carson St. between 12th and 13th, and BikePGH’s Kids Hub at E. Carson & 22nd St in the South Side.
  • What will you see & find along the route? There will be yoga, dancing, shopping, biking, walking, children’s activities, running, lots of food, people watching, and more. See the full events schedule here.
  • How do I get to the event? However you’d like! We strongly suggest walking, riding a bike, or taking public transit. Check out details & directions on the Getting Here page.
  • How do I get around the event in a car? Unlike other events, OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a completely continuous street closure. At each event, car drivers will be able to cross the route at several porous intersections along each route. Here is the complete list of intersections that will be crossable via car:
  • 🚘 Downtown Intersections
    • 📍Forbes Ave & Wood St
    • 📍Forbes Ave & Grant St
    • 📍Forbes Ave & Sixth St
    • 📍10th St & Second Ave
  • 🚘 South Side Intersections
    • 📍10th St & Bingham St
    • 📍E. Carson St & 18th St
    • 📍E. Carson St & 21st St
    • 📍Vehicle access is also available from S 10th St to the 900 (and lower) blocks of E. Carson St
ℹ️ It is recommended to use Waze or Google Maps to stay up to help navigate road closures.

I live along the route. What do I need to know?

Streets will begin closing Sunday, May 29th at 8 a.m. and will start reopening around 2 p.m. ⚠️ 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 Port Authority,  Zero Fossil, Wahila Creative, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Argo AI, Green Mountain, Google, Spin, Cannondale, Aurora, Port Authority, Pittsburgh City Paper, Walnut Capital, Whole Foods Market,  Xfinity,, and more. 

Media and the public are encouraged to visit, or follow OpenStreetsPGH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for updates and details on event happenings.

🎊Want to Get Involved as a Volunteer, Sponsor, or Activity Partner? Click here!🎊

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