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Getting Around New York City

New York City offers a variety of transportation options including subways, buses, and taxis. The subway is popular amongst New Yorkers. 3.5 million people ride the subway daily. It’s inexpensive, efficient, and safe. New York City’s subway system operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can pay as you go or pickup a Metro Card. The subway system mirrors the city layout. It may take a little getting used to, however, in no time you’ll be riding the subway like a true New Yorker.

Rush hour in New York City is a nightmare. Buses experience delays, subways are over crowded, and taxi drivers will charge you to sit in traffic. Many people avoid the hassles all together by walking. It has been said that people in New York walk more then people anywhere else. This is quite possibly true. Sure the sideways can get crowded. However, as long as you walk with the flow, you’ll be fine.

For short trips, the bus isn’t a bad option. Almost every Avenue in New York City has its own bus route. Buses make frequent stops, making long trips longer. If you’re not up for dealing with schedules, tickets, exact change, etc. you can always hail a taxi. Taxis are plentiful in New York City. Base fare is $2.40 and most taxis charge $0.40 per 1/5 mile.

 


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