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6 years. I moved here to live with someone I dated at RPI who went to CMU for grad school.
Since August 2015. I bike share as an enhancer to the bus network. I mostly use it to go to and from the busway in Shadyside and downtown. I also use it on Sundays when buses are infrequent and stop running early at night. I really like to use the bikeshare to give friends a taste of biking in this city. They ride a bike share bike on my account as a trial while I ride my own bike. Another bike share pleasure is using the rack to transport groceries or anything else.
I started biking for transportation in NYC in 2009 because I couldn’t’ afford to take the subway. This was before the massive bike lane network that exists there now. It felt like the wild west as a cyclist. Riding with the bulls. I credit NYC riding to my comfort with riding on fifth avenue.
I like riding in the protected bike lanes on Penn Avenue downtown. There’s so much going on and it’s fun to people watch while riding.
I don’t need a smart phone to use it!
I’m a member of Shadyside Complete Streets, a moderator of /r/bicycling412 reddit, and the chair of the local Green Party. I also spend much of my life playing ultimate frisbee (on a mixed gender travel team called Crucible).
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