PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — ConnectCard users will now be able to hop on one of Pittsburgh’s shared bicycles for a free ride.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf: $24M In Funding Available To Address Gun Violence
Port Authority and Healthy Ride announced the new partnership Thursday.
Healthy Ride says Pittsburgh is the first city in the country to offer free bike share rides for transit riders.
Transit riders who use ConnectCards will now be able to use their card at Healthy Ride Kiosks to get a free 15-minute bike ride. There is no limit to the number of 15-minute rides ConnectCard users can take in a day.READ MORE: West Virginia Lowers COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Because Some Data Counted Twice
After the free 15 minutes have passed, riders will be charged $2 for every 30 minutes.
“This is a great way of providing the first-mile, last-mile connections to transit that so many of our residents need. Pittsburgh is once again leading the nation when it comes to forward-thinking transportation initiatives,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a release.
ConnectCard users will have to link their card at a Healthy Ride Kiosk in downtown Pittsburgh to activate the free rides.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board To Vote On Forming 'Education Crisis Intervention Committee'
Information on how to link your ConnectCard and Healthy Ride accounts can be found here: http://change.healthyridepgh.org/