Sustainable City Transportation

Pittsburgh Public Transit Riders Now Have Instant Access to Free Bike Share Trips

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Pittsburgh bus and light rail users holding a Port Authority of Allegheny County ConnectCard now have access to unlimited 15-minute bike-share trips at no cost, and without the need of a credit card.

The Port Authority, together with Pittsburgh bike share operator Healthy Ride, have partnered to expand community access to bikes not only for recreation, but also to provide residents with connections that help them move between transit stops, home, and work.

Anyone holding a ConnectCard (Pittsburgh’s RFID-enabled transit fare card) can access bikes at any of 51 Healthy Rides bike share kiosks located throughout the city.  When accessing a bike the first time, riders simply tap their card, type in their phone number, and a PIN is texted to their phone to release a bike. The system links a user’s ConnectCard to their information so that no further input is needed during subsequent bike share trips.

Bikes are available 24/7 and can be returned to any of the 51 Healthy Ride kiosks throughout Pittsburgh.

 

For more information:

Erin Potts, Director of Marketing & Communications
Pittsburgh Bike Share
erin@pghbikeshare.org / 412.621.0464