On Sunday, June 28, Bike Pittsburgh’s OpenStreetsPGH event will shut down a 3.5 mile stretch of road between Market Square and Lawrenceville, from 8 a.m. to noon, for people to come out and experience the city in a unique way.
OpenStreetsPGH is part of a world-wide movement called Ciclovia, brought to Pittsburgh by businesses, nonprofits, and community members to promote active, healthy, and happy lifestyles. Pittsburgh joins hundreds of cities across the globe who set aside Sundays for physical activity and to enjoy the company of others.
People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can participate in OpenStreetsPGH by walking, biking, skating, or dancing through some of the city’s neighborhoods and leaving their motor vehicles at home.
Designated areas along the route will provide entertainment throughout the day. A detailed schedule of events for each stop can be found here. Shops are invited to set up displays and activities on the sidewalk to engage participants. Check out what local shop and restaurant owners along the path are doing without the rush of traffic hurrying you along.
If June 28 is a busy day for you but you would still like to participate in OpenStreets, mark your calendar for July 26 when the event will take place all over again!
Feel free to volunteer with OpenStreetsPGH–sign up through Pittsburgh Cares. Those who take on a four-hour shift will receive two free tickets to a Pirates home game. Remember, future events are made possible through donations!
About Bike Pittsburgh
Bike Pittsburgh was established in 2002 to make the City of Pittsburgh more safe, accessible, and friendly to bicycle transportation and walking by connecting “professional, commercial, recreational, residential, and cultural destinations.”
Bikeways and walkways are being designed to make biking and walking easy, convenient, and fun ways of navigating the city. Ultimately, bikeways will be protected from street traffic and walkways will provide a sense of security for all who utilize them.
Bike Pittsburgh believes biking and walking are essential to bringing more people visitors and long-term residents to the city. The organization’s ultimate goal is to help Pittsburgh achieve gold status as a Bicycle Friendly Community.