Photos and recap from our second OpenStreetsPGH of the year! – June 29, 2024

From historic Hill District to Northside, thousands bike, walked, rolled, connected with neighbors, and had a fantastic time

This past Saturday, June 29th, OpenStreetsPGH presented by UPMC Health Plan showed Pittsburghers another great time. From the heart of the Historic Hill District through Downtown and Market Square, this route traveled across the scenic Roberto Clemente Bridge into the Northside. We partnered with 100+ businesses and organizations to bring you 3.5 miles on fun-filled, car-free streets. Also Featuring: neighborhood gems on and off the route, incredible views from both the Upper and Lower Hill, Pittsburgh’s newest park – Frankie Pace Park, and Northside’s wonderful shopping district on Western Ave.

With support from McAuley Ministries, this is the first time OpenStreetsPGH has been brought to the historic Hill District. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to highlight this special community, and for our event to be so warmly welcomed here. HUGE thank you to all of our community partners, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and everyone who participated. This was also our first route with real hills, and you all crushed it! Also, shout-out to the City of Pittsburgh for hosting City in the Streets and bringing the government to the people.

Check out all of the incredible photos by photographer Rachel Kim up on our Flickr page.

Fun for everyone, everywhere

First National Bank Community Wellness Hub: Thelma Lovette YMCA

Penguins Family Learn to Ride Hub: Frankie Pace Park

Market Square Arts & Culture Hub: Market Square

If there’s one thing we know about Pittsburghers, it’s that we are resilient! Even through some wacky weather conditions, we had a fantastic time at June’s OpenStreetsPGH presented by UPMC health Plan. When we open streets to people and close them to cars, truly magical things happen: Community connections are made, perspectives are shifted, and pure joy is had by all. From historic Hill District to incredible Northside, thank you for helping us to create that joy, forge these bonds, and have these experiences.

Don’t miss our FINAL OpenStreetsPGH of the year on July 27!

We’re back at it again on Saturday, July 27 in Homewood + East End, celebrating people-powered activity and our Pittsburgh community. Activity Partner Applications are now open, and Routes, schedule, and info will be announced on!

Become a Sponsor

If you’d like to sponsor our next OpenStreetsPGH event, there’s definitely still time to get in on the action! Don’t miss out on the opportunity for your business to reach tens of thousands of real live humans through our fan-favorite event series — Just email!

Presented by UPMC Health Plan, OpenStreetsPGH is one of the city’s most beloved summertime traditions and gives people of all ages and abilities the chance to walk, bike, run, and roll along completely car-free streets.

Additional Partnerships + Support:
McAuley Ministries, Zero Fossil, Wahila Creative, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, ALCOSAN, Pgh Water and Sewer Authority/PWSA, First National Bank/FNB, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Walnut Capital/Bakery Square, Pittsburgh City Paper, PublicSource , NEXTPittsburgh, City Cast Pittsburgh, Stage AE, When We All Vote, League of Women Voters, Urban League, New PA Project, Green Mountain Energy, Steelers, Pirates, Hill CDC, Hill Consensus Group, Hill District Collaborative, Schenley Heights Collaborative, Uptown Partners, Nafasi Gallery , City in the Streets , Southwestern PA Commission, Pittsburgh Department of Mobility & infrastructure, Squonk Opera.

Become a Volunteer

OpenStreetsPGH could not happen without the dedication of our amazing Volunteers! Join the team of 100+ volunteers who transform Pittsburgh’s streets into a utopia for pedestrians and bicyclists at our next event:

If you love OpenStreetsPGH, become a BikePGH Member!

OpenStreetsPGH is a free community event that opens miles of city streets for people to walk, run, bike, and explore spaces that would otherwise be used by motor vehicles. Love OpenStreetsPGH? The best way to support this event series is to become a BikePGH Member! The event is organized by BikePGH, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, who works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.

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