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Old 12-30-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I am fascinated by all of the steps around the city and I am excited to walk them all just to say I did. But I have some questions before I start with the ones in my neighborhood.

I noticed many sets are so very close to homes and property. Do the residents there mind people like me casually hiking up and down all these steps? Do many other people do this?


I heard some sets are closed or blocked off. Well I am a safe responsible adult and I am not up to no good. are any residents REALLY going to mind a gentle traveler such as myself exploring these in their backyard? I don't mind breaking a petty law like bending under a CLOSED chain link, but I just don't want uneasy people calling the cops on me when our boys in blue can be out doing other work.

57th Street steps
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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can anyone recommend the best website I could use for a full, complete, updated, list with interesting facts?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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You might find this book interesting. You can get it at the library rather than paying $200. The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City: Bob Regan, Tim Fabian: 9780971183568: Amazon.com: Books

Has anyone ever walked up or down the steps on the north side of Fifth Avenue in the Hill District?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Watch out for ice!
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Beaver County
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You might find this book interesting. You can get it at the library rather than paying $200. The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City: Bob Regan, Tim Fabian: 9780971183568: Amazon.com: Books

Has anyone ever walked up or down the steps on the north side of Fifth Avenue in the Hill District?
I don't know why that book is so expensive. I bought it new for a few bucks when we moved here. It does offer some interesting history.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Pittsburgh Stairs - CommunityWalk

I've also seen a report from a few years back cataloging all the sets of steps on the South Side and their conditions, but can't seem to find it...
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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City of Pittsburgh has an interactive map of all 712 steps here:

Department of City Planning | Pittsburgh's Public Steps

Includes no. Of steps & condition status
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