Thank you for your interest in Healthy Ride. Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh’s bike share system that provides public access to 500 bikes at 50 stations, designed to offer a one-way transportation option, similar to other public transit systems.
This kit will provide you with some core statistics of Healthy Ride’s operations, links to public ridership data, and hi-res, print-ready images.
- Healthy Ride celebrated it’s soft-launch on May 31, 2015. All 500 bicycles and 50 stations were placed and activated over the month of June 2015.
- Healthy Ride reaches more than 12 different Pittsburgh neighborhoods including stations in areas of Downtown, the East End, Oakland, the North Side, and the South Side.
- Healthy Ride is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Bike Share, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
- Pittsburgh Bike Share was founded in December of 2012. The organization was created due to mounting interest in implementing a municipal bike share system in Pittsburgh from a collection of local leaders: planners at the City of Pittsburgh, business leaders at Walnut Capital, and bicycle/pedestrian advocates at Bike Pittsburgh.
- For more information on Pittsburgh Bike Share’s history and it’s mission click here.
MEMBERSHIP & RIDERSHIP: Thru December 31, 2017
- More than 212,000 bike trips have been taken by Healthy Ride since the system’s launch through December 31, 2017.
- More than 64,000 registered users since system launch.
- More than 235,700 miles ridden.
- More than 117 million calories burned.
- More than 85 tons of CO2 reduced.
- The national average for bike share trip duration is 12 minutes. Healthy Ride’s average trip duration is 56 minutes.
- Healthy Ride does not offer annual memberships. Individuals can choose to start and stop their monthly membership at any time, but are free to keep their account open year round.
- Ridership data is posted quarterly to the Healthy Ride website.
- Beginning in 2018, Healthy Ride will expand by 125 stations and 200 bicycles.
- Station siting was drawn from public community outreach beginning in 2016 across 17+ neighborhoods and utilizing an interactive digital map.
- The proposed expansion will double the service area connecting 16 square miles.
- The future system footprint will connect 170,000 Pittsburgh residents within 1/4 mile of a Healthy Ride station.
- More information can be found at the Healthy Ride Expansion Page.
STATIONS & OPERATIONS
Healthy Ride’s solar-powered stations consist of an average of 19 docks, plus a kiosk that can be used for registration, finding nearby stations, seeing real-time bike availability, and more. Healthy Ride users with smart phones are encouraged to download the mobile app nextbike to register, rent, update account information, and see real-time bike availability.
Many Healthy Ride stations are conveniently located near Port Authority bus and T stations making it a convenient commuter connection. Healthy Ride employs 1 rebalancing van that can accommodate 12 bikes, and is used to redistribute bicycles between 9am and 5pm, 7 days a week though scheduling can change based on peak ridership times and seasons. Bicycles are redistributed in response to real-time data.
Healthy Ride operates 24/7, 365 days a year. In order to accommodate a smaller ridership during the winter months, Healthy Ride removes and stores 200 bicycles from November through March. All 500 bikes remain in circulation throughout the remainder of the year.
Any person who purchases a monthly pass will receive an RFID card that can be used for easy rental and returns. Each monthly member also receives and information packet containing pertinent safety information, a BikePGH bike map of all the recommended bike routes, a list of discounts at local businesses, and other helpful operations information.
View all active stations on the Healthy Ride station map.
Click HERE to download a spreadsheet of all stations (as of the end of the 2016), including latitude and longitude coordinates.
Station information is also available on the nextbike mobile app.
MOST POPULAR STATIONS:
- Liberty Ave & Stanwix St
- S 27th St & Sidney St. (Southside Works)
- North Shore Trail & Fort Duquesne Bridge
- Forbes Ave & Market Square
- 21st St & Penn Ave
MOST POPULAR BIKE TRIPS:
- 10th and Penn to 21st and Penn
- Boulevard of the Allies and Parkview to 5th and Bouquet
- 21st and Penn to 10th and Penn
- 5th and Bouquet to Boulevard of the Allies and Parkview
- Boulevard of the Allies and Parkview to Zulema and Coltart
- 21st and Penn to Liberty and Stanwix
- 17th and Penn to 10th and Penn
- 21st and Penn to Market Square
- Zulema and Coltart to Boulevard of the Allies and Parkview
- Market Square to 21st and Penn
Healthy Ride releases ridership data on a quarterly basis publicly accessible via the Healthy Ride website.
LOGO & PHOTOGRAPHY
Click here to download .png files of Healthy Ride’s logos.
Click here to access high-res print ready images for publication. Unless otherwise noted, please credit Pittsburgh Bike Share.
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