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Walking downtown

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Walking downtown

I'm considering flying into Pittsubrgh for a one week course at Duquesne University. I would be staying at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center, One Bigalow Square without a car (taxi or shuttle to my hotel from the airport). Would it be reasonable to think that I could walk from the Doubletree Hotel to my class at Duqesne each day (9-4)? I guess I'm wondering #1. Is the distance reasonable and #2. Can I get back and forth without crossing major highways that aren't intended for pedestrians?

Thanks for any advice,


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1. Re: Walking downtown

Yes and Yes. You should be fine. I think it would be about a ten minute walk. There is a big hill up to the Duquesne campus from Forbes Avenue, but I think some buildings have elevators you could use to avoid the climb. Maybe someone more familiar with the campus than I am could give you some practical tips on that.

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