September 18, 2018

#RideWithUsPgh: Meet Alazha Green

Did you know teens can rent Healthy Ride bikes when they turn 16? That’s exactly what Pittsburgh Public Schools Student Alazha Green did the week of her birthday. She tells us she wanted to celebrate by doing something fun with her friends, so she decided to start a bike club.

Alazha says it’s an inexpensive way to hang out with friends, and it’s easy for teens to do, especially since they are always connected to their cell phones and can download the Healthy Ride App called nextbike.  

We caught up with Alazha on her new adventure and featured her as the next neighborhood narrative in our #RideWithUsPgh series!

How long have you lived in Lincoln/Larimer?

I’ve lived in Lincoln/Larimer for six years.

Do you have any biking memories growing up in Lincoln/Larimer?

I was just learning how to ride a bike with no hands, and I rode right into a truck! Not a good memory at all! All I remember is seeing something big and red and then laying on the ground waiting for my mom to come help me up. Fortunately, that didn’t stop me from riding a bike–I just rode with two hands after that scare!

How long have you used the bike share program, and how do you use the bikes?

I just started using the bike share program. I recently turned 16, and I’m looking forward to riding using the bikes. I talked to my friends about starting a bike club. We plan to meet at the bike rack near the East Liberty library branch.

What are your favorite places to bike in Lincoln/Larimer, and why?

Beside the library, I like to bike to the Kingsley Center. There are a lot of fun activities there for kids my age.  

What would you say to your neighbors to encourage them to use the bike share program?

The bike share program is very convenient, and it’s also inexpensive.

Complete the following sentence. I love Healthy Ride’s bike share program, because…

Riding bikes are fun and cheap! I can also use my ConnectCard to get 15 minutes free.


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