In the midst of an urban revitalization, Pittsburgh has been recognized time and again as one of the most livable cities in America. Beautifully positioned at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers, the “City of Bridges” boasts more bridges than any other city in the world. Once the center for American steel production, Pittsburgh’s economic landscape has shifted in recent decades to favor industries like education, finance, healthcare and technology.

With the support of Visit Pittsburgh, I recently toured the “Steel City” to experience all that it has to offer. Pittsburgh’s wheelchair-friendly attractions, hotels, sporting venues and public transportation system make the city an attractive destination for travelers with disabilities. Use this guide to plan and make the most of your wheelchair accessible Pittsburgh vacation.

Guide Contents

Wheelchair assistance at Pittsburgh Airport.

Airport Accessibility

Pittsburgh International Airport was recognized as the 2017 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World magazine.

Wheelchair accessible attractions in Pittsburgh.

Attractions & Sights

Experience a bit of everything in Pittsburgh – art, history and children’s museums, a zoo, national aviary and more.

Wheelchair accessible hotels in Pittsburgh.

Hotels & Accommodations

Wheelchair accessible hotel rooms with roll-in showers are readily available in Pittsburgh.

Wheelchair accessible public transport in Pittsburgh.

Public Transportation

The Pittsburgh light rail, city bus and funicular are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair taxis in Pittsburgh.

Wheelchair Taxis

ADA wheelchair taxi vans with ramps are available in Pittsburgh.

Wheelchair accessibility of sidewalks in Pittsburgh.

Sidewalk Accessibility

Pittsburgh is an aging city, but most sidewalks are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair accessible sporting events in Pittsburgh.

Sports Teams & Stadiums

Together, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins have claimed 18 championships.