The mood was jubilant downtown today for OpenStreetsPGH which kicked off at 8 a.m. in Market Square. For four hours, downtown came alive with people dancing in the streets, doing yoga in Market Square and cycling, walking, skating and running on Penn Avenue which was closed for 3.5 fun-filled miles.
“It’s like one big gym,” said yoga instructor Janna Leyde of Market Square. And the rest of Open Streets PGH? Like one big, glorious street party.
Here are some photos that captured some of the excitement of the second OpenStreetsPGH following the trial run last year.
Missed it? Two more are scheduled this summer, on the last Sunday of June and July. Read more about Open Streets PGH here. And if you want to thank those who made it possible, start with the City of Pittsburgh, BikePGH, Red House Communications, Eve Picker, Kim O’Dell, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the many fun and friendly volunteers along the route.
All we can say is, can’t wait for the next one!
Tracy is the founder and Editor at Large of NEXTpittsburgh which she started in March 2014 and sold in December 2020. She is passionate about making Pittsburgh a better place for all and connecting people to do the same.
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