Navigating in Pittsburgh can be a challenge. Constrained by rivers and hills, the streets go every which way; the bus system seems incomprehensible to the uninitiated, and drivers who let their concentration wander from driving to navigating risk being surprised by the infamous Pittsburgh Left.
That being said, the 'burgh is filled with colorful locals who largely appreciate the challenges that newcomers face and are happy to help. The same hills that make walking a workout also make for spectacular views, and the twisty streets give rise to interesting neighborhoods whose character may change completely in the span of just a few blocks.
_Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods._
The Port Authority operates the Pittsburgh transit system, and while their website is marginally useful for finding information on fares and the like, it's essentially useless for trip planning. Fortunately, Google Maps does a good job here.
Almost all bus routes go to and from downtown; in fact, they're laid out like spokes in a wheel, with downtown being the center.
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