Pittsburgh is famous for its compact downtown. The Golden Triangle measures only one mile from end-to-end. Many dining and entertainment destinations are an easy 10-20 minute walk from the conference hotel.
Pittsburgh has a network of 100+ bike rental stations operated by Healthy Ride throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. (There is a station directly across from the conference hotel. ) We recommend downloading the nextbike app for iOS or Android. Or, you can use the kiosk pay stations. Bikes can be returned to any station. Fee: $2/30 minutes.
We recommend using Lyft or Uber to travel to destinations outside of downtown Pittsburgh.
Something to keep in mind is that Pittsburgh taxis are not as plentiful as in many other major cities. Getting a taxi at the hotel will be relatively easy, but you may find yourself waiting for an extended time when returning from your destination.
Checker Cab (412) 664-5600
Cranberry Taxi Inc dba Veterans Taxi (412) 481-8387
Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh (412) 321-8100
zTrip (412) 777-7777
Port Authority of Allegheny County offers bus service throughout the County. Cash fare is $2.75 (exact fare needed). Mapping out your trip in Google Maps is your best bet. Service to some areas may be limited on weekends or later in the evening, so please also check bus schedules at the Point Authority website.
Pittsburgh has a subway system (“the T”) that travels through Downtown as well as to the North Shore and Station Square/Southside and on to the South Hills. Travel through downtown and to the Northshore is free.