Pittsburgh

Free bike share for transit users

By Logan Dredske Increasing bike share usage and improving first- and last-mile connections are the goals of Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh’s updated bike share program. It is receiving an update thanks to its partnership with Port Authority, the city’s transit authority. Healthy Ride 2.0 lets

Increasing transit ridership: Should we make public transportation “fun” or “useful”?

By Glenn Halstead Writer and urban designer Darrin Nordahl thinks he knows how to increase public transit ridership: If transportation planners and engineers simply make using transit more fun, tourists and commuters alike will be more likely to use it instead of driving. This idea of making

BRT workshop highlights best practices and marketing

By Ann Grodnik  In late March, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, held a workshop for cities interested in expanding or establishing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. The event was hosted in Cleveland, home of the HealthLine, and covered a

Land Use Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit (National BRT Institute, 2009)

This report is among the first in recent years in the United States to examine property value impacts from proximity to BRT stations. A hedonic regression model was estimated to isolate the effect of distance from a BRT station on property values of single-family homes along the Pittsburgh