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Pittsburgh: The City of Bridges by Bike and Foot in 15 Photos

Pittsburgh Skyline from Hot Metal Bridge - JoeBaur

Jennifer, volunteering to lead our urban bike ride with Venture Outdoors, showed off another “epic” view of the Pittsburgh skyline from Hot Metal Bridge.

Pittsburgh Cycling Track - JoeBaur

Riding along Pittsburgh’s newly minted cycle track downtown.

Pittsburgh Steel City - JoeBaur

Pittsburgh’s “Steel City” persona shows up in its public art.

Pittsburgh Maggie's Farm Rum - JoeBaur

Trying out various offerings from Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery toward the end (necessarily so for safety’s sake) of our urban bike tour.

Pittsburgh Train - JoeBaur

The Pittsburgh “T” was a great way to get around the city with free fare zones across downtown. Here the train stops in Station Square.

Pittsburgh Skyline Mount Washington - JoeBaur

The most popular view of Pittsburgh’s skyline seen through a window during a rainy night in Mount Washington. The broadcast of the Cleveland, Pittsburgh baseball game can be seen reflected in the window as the game goes on at PNC Ballpark on the left side of the image.

Pittsburgh Roberto Clemente Bridge - JoeBaur

The city blocked traffic off Roberto Clemente Bridge to throw a party for pedestrians and cyclists instead. This shot catches the early morning setup.

Pittsburgh Allegheny Commons - JoeBaur

Allegheny Commons in North Shore Pittsburgh was designed to be a mini-Central Park. She’s Pittsburgh’s oldest park, dating back to 1867.

Pittsburgh Fourth of July Actors - JoeBaur

Pittsburgh took its Fourth of July celebrations seriously. Here a group of Revolutionary War actors take a break from rocking out on the fife and drum.

Pittsburgh Point State Park - JoeBaur

Pittsburghers head toward the river at Point State Park in the heart of downtown during the Three Rivers Regatta on the Fourth of July.

Pittsburgh Roberto Clemente Bridge Party - JoeBaur

Festivities are underway on Roberto Clemente with food trucks and pop-up shops.

Pittsburgh Market Square - JoeBaur

Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh’s European-style cobblestone square, threw a concert just hours before Fourth of July fireworks.

Pittsburgh Station Square - JoeBaur

View of Station Square from the Liberty Bridge on a cool Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh Monongahela Incline - JoeBaur

The Monongahela Incline gets pedestrians up to Mount Washington, mere steps away from the “T” station.

Pittsburgh Fireworks - JoeBaur

Roberto Clemente stayed closed to vehicular traffic all through the night, offering a fantastic viewpoint for Fourth of July fireworks.

Disclosure: I traveled as a guest of Visit Pittsburgh and Venture Outdoors. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  • Edward G. Chenock
    July 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Although Cleveland and Pittsburgh are long-time football rivals, it would be prudent for Cleveland to look to Pittsburgh as an example for further downtown revitalization and added bike infrastructure. I like how the bridges have protected bike lanes, and the Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland would be great for a pair of protected bike lanes.