March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update: March 18, 2020

As we’re following the latest COVID-19 developments, we’re prioritizing the safety of our customers and staff.

The Healthy Ride system continues to be fully operational for our customers. Our team is practicing modified scheduling and operations practices that emphasizes social distancing and sanitation. Staff that are able are working remotely, while those responsible for maintaining bikes and stations have created staggered schedules in order to protect one another and you, our valued customers and community. We are also taking steps to sanitize our bicycle fleet and stations, including disinfecting handlebars, bike keypads, and kiosk interfaces. Our Strip District office is closed to the public for the foreseeable future.

According to the Allegheny County Health Department, “People are still free to travel. People should not feel as if they need to lock themselves away in their homes. For healthy people, this simply means making certain that they are practicing social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people.”

Bike share is a form of public transportation that falls within the ACHD’s guidelines, while also being a great form of exercise that doesn’t require interaction with others. If you choose to use Healthy Ride, we recommend the following safe practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus:

• wash your hands before and after each ride (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
 consider wearing gloves as a precaution
• don’t ride in groups

We are continuing to take all measures to ensure a high-functioning transportation service for our city.

For further information, visit the CDC’s webpage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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