No busy metropolitan area is without its challenges, and they usually have to do with traffic, congestion, and getting around town. Seattle, of course, is no different. Many downtown streets are one-way, so proper planning is a must to reach your destination with as little hassle as possible. Rush hour (7-9AM and 4-6PM, like everywhere else), can be especially grueling. Many city dwellers, especially those living in apartments in North Seattle/Downtown Seattle, choose to bike to work and avoid traffic. As a matter of fact, Seattle boasts the highest percentage of cycle commuters in the country. Public transportation in the downtown area is abundant, providing an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to the rush hour grind. Metro transit bus and trolley services offer a full schedule through Seattle, downtown, and surrounding King County, with fares ranging from $.75 to $2, depending on connections and whether the ticket is one-way or round trip. Free bus services in the heart of the downtown district are also available on weekdays. The Monorail and commuter trains are another option through downtown. All these transportation options make it simple to get from point A to point B in this bustling city.