Getting to Squirrel Hill Without a Car

Squirrel Hill is easy to access without a car! Below are some inexpensive and environmentally friendly ways to get to our neighborhood:

Bus Routes

Here are some of the bus routes that go through Squirrel Hill, the neighborhoods they connect to, and the parts of Squirrel Hill they run through. The Transit app is a great way to find real-time bus information to make your journey as smooth as possible!

28XPittsburgh International Airport, Robinson Town Center, West End. Access to Carnegie Mellon and Fifth Ave (northern border of Squirrel Hill).

61A/61BDowntown, Oakland, Wilkinsburg, Swissvale, and Braddock. Access to Carnegie Mellon, Forbes/Murray Business District, and Frick Park.

61C/61DDowntown, Oakland, Greenfield, Waterfront/Homestead, Duquesne (61C only) and McKeesport (61C only). Access to Carnegie Mellon and Murray Ave Business District.

64Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Friendship, Shadyside, Greenfield, and the Waterfront/Homestead. Access to Squirrel Hill North and Forbes/Murray Business District.

65Downtown and Oakland. Access to Schenley Park, Murray Ave Business District, and Frick Park.

67Downtown, Oakland, Point Breeze, Wilkinsburg, Blackridge, Churchill, and Monroeville. Access to Carnegie Mellon and Squirrel Hill North.

69 – Downtown, Oakland, Point Breeze, Wilkinsburg, East Pittsburgh, Wilmerding, Pitcairn, Monroeville, and Trafford. Access to Carnegie Mellon and Squirrel Hill North.

74 – East Liberty, Larimer, Lincoln, Homewood, and Point Breeze. Access to Squirrel Hill North, Forbes/Murray Business District, and Blue Slide Park.

93 – Lawrenceville, Oakland, Greenfield, Hazelwood, Glen Hazel. Access to Schenley Park and Murray Ave Business District.

Bicycle Routes

While Squirrel Hill’s elevation can sometimes make it a challenging area for bicycles to enter, the neighborhood’s connections to Pittsburgh bike infrastructure make it a safe destination for cyclists coming from much of the city. BikePGH has great resources for biking in Pittsburgh, including a map of the city’s Bike(+) infrastructure.

Don’t have a bike? Renting bikes from Healthy Ride is an easy way to get around! Anyone with a ConnectCard can get unlimited free bike rides of up to 15 minutes each.

From Downtown (map) – take the Eliza Furnace Trail to the end. Then take the Junction Hollow trail/Boundary Street to the Carnegie Mellon campus (be ready for a steep hill!). Follow the bike lanes on Forbes into Squirrel Hill. Healthy Ride stations are available along Forbes, including at the intersection with Wightman. Note: Boundary Street passes under Forbes, so you will have to pass Forbes and then loop back when you get the chance. 

From Hazelwood – take the Hazelwood Trail (Blair River Rd) to the Hot Metal Bridge. Turn right on the Eliza Furnace Trail and follow the instructions from Downtown (above). (The Hazelwood Trail is relatively new and Google Maps does not yet recognize part of it – this map will take you most of the way to the Hot Metal Bridge. Once you get to the end of this route, continue on the Hazelwood Trail until you get to the Hot Metal Bridge, then follow this map)

From the North Shore (map) – take the North Shore Trail (or any other North Side bike route) to your bridge of choice. After crossing into Downtown, take the trail along the Allegheny River towards Point State Park. Then follow the instructions from Downtown (above).

From Oakland – take the bike lane on Forbes into Squirrel Hill (map). Healthy Ride stations are available at Forbes & Schenley Drive, Forbes & Wightman, and Forbes & Murray. To access the southern part of the business district (map), take the Bridle Trail in Schenley Park. Turn right on Greenfield Rd and left on Pocussett St. A Healthy Ride station is available at Hobart and Wightman.

From Point Breeze – use the bike lanes on Dallas, Wilkins, and Beechwood, which can take you to the business district (map) or to the main entrance of Frick Park (map). Alternatively, bike through the scenic Homewood Cemetery (map).

From Regent Square – take the Falls Ravine Trail in Frick Park to Beechwood Boulevard (map). If you prefer paved roads, you can take Forbes instead (map).

While Shadyside borders Squirrel Hill, some of the most direct paths (Negley, Murray Hill) are extremely steep, so it can be easier to go through Point Breeze or Oakland. From the eastern part of Shadyside, try taking Beechwood from Mellon Park to the business district (map) or Frick Park (map). From western Shadyside, take Morewood to Forbes (map).

From the South Side (map), Waterfront (map), or McKeesport (map) – take the South Side Trail and/or Great Allegheny Passage to the Hot Metal Bridge. After crossing to the Eliza Furnace Trail, turn right and follow the instructions from Downtown (above).

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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