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Pittsburgh Makes Bike Sharing Free With Public Transit Passes

By Brian Spaen

Public transportation in major cities provide one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around. It eliminates the need to unnecessarily clutter up roads with driving and parking ourselves. Pittsburgh is taking things a step further by granting those with public transit passes the ability to freely use the bike-sharing system.

When you’re visiting a metropolis like New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago, plenty of railways, trains, and buses provide easy transportation throughout much of the city. It usually costs just a few dollars for a one-way trip. For those that are doing some exploring, it’s worth paying a few dollars more for a full day pass. There’s subscription options for those that live and work near these downtown areas.

Pittsburgh uses a reloadable smart card, called ConnectCard, that makes it easy to pay for fares. They will now have the additional feature of being linked with Healthy Ride, a local bike-sharing service. Every bike will be able to instantly read the card, and these customers will be granted a free 15-minute bike ride.