Thank you for your interest in Healthy Ride. Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh’s bike share system that provides public access to bikes at stations all throughout Pittsburgh, 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, 2020
- More than 507,000 bike trips have been taken by Healthy Ride since the system’s launch through December 31, 2020.
- More than 122,500 registered users since system launch.
- More than 757,800 miles ridden.
- More than 328 million calories burned.
- More than 436 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.
- In 2020, Healthy Ride scaled back to 100 stations to accommodate increased system usage, but did add an new bikes to the fleet bringing the total number of bikes to 650.
- In 2021, Healthy Ride installed 3 all-in stations in Hazelwood.
- Healthy Ride does not have any plans for further expansion in 2021.
- 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 station sign. 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.
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.
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