By Ricardo Solis
Community Initiatives Manager
With the exciting news of an upgraded bikeshare system on the horizon in Pittsburgh, we also had to make the hard announcement about stations being removed in different neighborhoods throughout our network. This is hard on our riders, but it’s part of the process in order to improve our bike share system in Pittsburgh. We’re working to build back better than ever in the coming years, and with a more limited system in year one, we’re focused on making bikeshare connections more accessible to more people in the communities that we serve.
Our goal is to keep bikeshare stations available in as many communities currently connected to the network as possible. There will be a lot of changes to bikeshare stations in 2022; new equipment, new bikes, and even a few updated locations for a few of our neighborhoods. In several instances, stations will need to be relocated from their current locations simply because the new equipment will be larger and may not fit in the current station location. And in other instances, we’re relocating stations based on community feedback and a desire for station locations to move so that they better serve residents. Over the next couple of months the Healthy Ride team will meet with community groups, riders, and stakeholders to ensure we relocate our stations in locations that best serve these communities.
Is there a station on this list in your neighborhood? Give us feedback by sending an email to [email protected] with your comments or recommendations. We rely on rider feedback to build our network!
Part of our efforts during this process involves attending community monthly meetings, presenting and answering questions from residents that utilize our system and that are excited about e-assist bikes in 2022, but that hope these changes don’t affect their routine. Interested riders and Pittsburgh residents can stay updated by signing up to our newsletter, or staying up to date by reading our blog.
I hope to see you out there on a bike ride sometime soon!