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Reference Shelf: Pittsburgh (Fun)

Take Some Time...

Yes, you're here to get a degree and get on with your life.  But while you're in Pittsburgh, take some time to explore the city and what it has to offer.

See the many options: Welcome to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Events and Festivals is also a great way to see what is going on.

The local paper, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (find paper copy at kiosks in the UC, Hunt Library, etc.) has local events. The Thursday edition has a special section for weekend events. Also, the Pittsburgh City Paper (free paper editions can also be found at kiosks around town) has listings of activities.

Getting Around

Pittsburgh is an easy and fun city to walk around. But sometimes you may need another mode of transport.

Shadyside

Walk or take the CMU Shuttle (scroll down to see route maps) to get to the Shadyside area. City buses running on 5th Avenue (Outbound) and Ellsworth Avenue (Outbound) can also get you into Shadyside. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.

Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority. 

Downtown

City buses running inbound on Forbes and Fifth can take you into downtown. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.

South Side

The 54C and the 75 Ellsworth  go to the South Side.

 The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your bus pass.

Oakland

Carnegie Mellon is in Oakland, so take a walk off campus and enjoy! You can also take the CMU Shuttle,  A, B or AB routes. City buses on Forbes (inbound) and 5th Avenue (outbound) will also take you to and from Oakland or downtown.  The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID is your city bus pass. 

 There have been changes in many bus routes and schedules so please check either the Port Authority page or the paper bus schedules at the University Center.

Eastside

An area where East Liberty and Shadyside border.  Some say there is no "Eastside" (there is only East Liberty and Shadyside),  some say it is an up and coming area. You can now take the CMU Shuttle bus to get near Eastside. And there is a Bakery Square Shuttle, too!  You'll need your CMU ID card to take them. 

You can also get into Eastside by taking the 75 Ellsworth.  The 71B Highland Park will take you near some stores in Eastside. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.  The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority. 

Highland Park

The   71B Highland Park (outbound) will take you into Highland Park.The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.

Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority. 

Other Attractions

The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-2442
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North Side

Easy to walk to from downtown, especially when the Roberto Clemete Bridge is only open to pedestrian traffic during  Pirates' and Steelers' home games. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information.  Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.