Thank you for your interest in Healthy Ride. Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh’s bike share system that provides public access to 550 bikes at 100 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 of the original 500 bicycles and 50 stations were placed and activated over the month of June 2015.
- Healthy Ride reaches more than 24 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: Through December 31, 2019
- More than 403,000 bike trips have been taken by Healthy Ride since the system’s launch through December 31, 2019.
- More than 99,800 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 top rental day was June 30th, 2019 with a total of 1,229 rentals.
- The national average for bike share trip duration is 12 minutes. Healthy Ride’s average trip duration is 67 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 on our data page.
- Throughout 2018 and 2019, Healthy Ride expanded the system by 63 stations and 50 bicycles.
- Station siting was drawn from public community outreach beginning in 2016 across 17+ neighborhoods and utilizing an interactive digital map.
- Healthy Ride experienced a 47% increase in annual ridership after installing the 63 new stations.
- Healthy Ride does not have any plans for further expansion in 2020.
- More information can be found at the Healthy Ride Expansion Page.
STATIONS & OPERATIONS
Healthy Ride’s solar-powered stations consist of an average of 10 docks, plus a kiosk or station sign. Kiosks can be used for registration, finding nearby stations, seeing real-time bike availability, and linking a ConnectCard. Healthy Ride users with smart phones are encouraged to download the mobile app nextbike to register, rent, update account information, located stations, 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 some of the bicycles from November through March. All 550 bikes remain in circulation throughout the remainder of the year.
View all active stations on the Healthy Ride station map.
Click HERE to download a spreadsheet of all stations (as of Q3 2019), 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. That data is publicly accessible on Healthy Ride’s Data page.
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.
Additional Tools & Resources