Downtown Pittsburgh is compact and designed to be enjoyed by pedestrians, with parks and plazas spaced out between the office towers and shopping streets. If you need to travel a little farther, however, descend to the subway, known in Pittsburgh as the 'T', a small but clean and reliable light rail system. The city has an extensive bus network with multiple routes connecting downtown to the attractions on the north side, Oakland and surrounding neighbourhoods. The Central Business District is a Free Fare Zone and buses are free from 4am to 7pm daily, while the 'T' is free 24 hours a day. Pittsburgh's taxi cabs usually need to be called by telephone or hired at a taxi rank, rather than hailed on the street. Cars can easily be hired in the city.
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