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Ride your bike down E. Carson Street at OpenStreetsPGH in So. Side May 28


OpenStreetsPGH began with its first test in Pittsburgh in 2014. After immediate success, the event continued in following years.

This year, OpenStreetsPGH will have events on the last Sundays of May, June and July when certain streets in Pittsburgh will open up to pedestrians to dance, run, bike, skate, or walk the distance of three to four miles with car free streets. There are three routes which OpenStreetsPGH goes along, which include the New Route – Tunnel to Town on May 28, City of Bridges Route in June, and Doughboy to Downtown Route in July.

The May 28 Tunnel to Town Route is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Market Square Downtown and proceed up Forbes Avenue to and through the Armstrong Tunnels, across the Tenth Street Bridge, and proceed east (left) up East Carson Street. There is open access on the Birmingham Bridge, and on the other side of the bridge, the May 28 Route continues west (left) on Forbes Avenue through Uptown and back to Market Square.

The May 28 Route will feature free Peoples Fitness Hub classes Downtown at Market Square, South Side at East Carson and S. 12th streets, and Uptown at Forbes Avenue at Gist Street.

The South Side May 28 Route, will feature a hearty welcome and special offerings at numerous local restaurants, bars and shops along and adjacent to Historic East Carson Street. Check out South Side's special OpenStreetsPGH PopUp Store "Fill a Bag Clothing Sale" featuring four local shops at 1930 East Carson Street at the corner of S. 20th Street.

Relax and get healthy with free BYS Yoga classes at the First National Bank parking lot. Get a warm welcome and entertaining local DJ music at the South Side Welcome Center at S. 11th Street and pick up free South Side Neighborhood Guides/Maps and VisitPittsburgh maps and brochures of Pittsburgh attractions and points of interest. Savory and sweet food trucks will be along the South Side route.

Traffic car crossings will be along East Carson Streets at S. 10th, S. 13th, and S. 18th Streets and at the Birmingham Bridge.

OpenStreetsPGH is part of a movement called Ciclovia, which includes hundreds of cities across the globe. OpenStreetsPGH is also a group of businesses, neighbors, non-profits, and others who want to help Pittsburgh be the healthiest, happiest city it can be. OpenStreetsPGH is not possible without the help of these foundations, businesses and organizations.

OpenStreetsPGH is presented by Colcom Foundation and BIKEPGH. It is supported by the Buhl Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, Highmark, The Bentner Foundation and Peoples Gas. It is further made possible by partnering organizations, event supporting sponsors, local sponsors, in-kind sponsors, media sponsors and community sponsors.

For more information or to sign up for volunteer, sponsorship, media opportunities, and regular/event day updates visit the OpenStreetsPGH website.


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