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About Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh— which was the site of the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit 2009 — was praised worldwide by international journalists and our prestigious guests. President Obama described Pittsburgh as "...a world-class city...It has transformed itself...and serves as a model for turning the page to a 21st century economy."

To know Pittsburgh, you have to see it for yourself. Come and see a city that has had a remarkable environmental renaissance, a top-10 city for certified green building space, a city ripe with natural and cultural amenities.

Come sample our award-winning customer service, tour our green Convention Center, stroll our walkable Downtown and see how very easy it is to get from our hotels to our meeting spaces to our endless entertainment and dining options.

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Getting to Pittsburg
Fly into Pittsburgh International which is 90 minutes or less from 70 percent of North America's population. Getting from the airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is a cinch, with convenient shuttle service as well as affordable, regular bus service. Whether you travel Downtown by shuttle or bus, be prepared to see why Pittsburgh has been called the only city with an entrance: Emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to find a dazzling view suddenly before you.

Flying isn't the only way to get to Pittsburgh. Driving is a convenient option for many. Attendees from nine states, Washington, D.C., and parts of Canada can drive to Pittsburgh in fewer than six hours. Find more details in our Distance and Travel Time Chart. Once here, visitors find plenty of parking at the hotels and Convention Center.

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Getting Around Pittsburgh iGEM attendees who are looking for a lift can take advantage of free underground Port Authority "T" service in the Golden Triangle. In addition, Port Authority bus service is free within Downtown. For a few dollars, attendees can ride the bus to one of Pittsburgh's two operating inclines, which also charge a modest fee. A trip to Mt. Washington via the historic Duquesne Incline or Monongahela Incline provides an old-fashioned thrill that culminates in magnificent views of the city and three rivers.

Pittsburgh also offers "green" transportation options, including ever-increasing numbers of alternative-fuel taxis and limousines-and even bike-powered Pedicabs.

Click here to view a map of the city.

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