Healthy Ride 2.0, Port Authority of Allegheny County and Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2017
5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 28, 2017 Date Ended: Mar 28, 2018
In partnership with local bikeshare network, Healthy Ride, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has launched Healthy Ride 2.0, a bikeshare that allows transit riders to borrow bikes for unlimited 15-minute increments, free of charge. This six month pilot program is unique in that it allows users to access bikes without requiring a credit card. Rather, bikes can be borrowed using the city’s $1 RFID-based transit pass, ConnectCard, which can be purchased with cash. ConnectCards can be linked to the bikeshare by entering one’s phone number at one of 50 bike kiosks upon first use. This partnership aims to fill travel gaps for a wide range of Pittsburgh transit users.