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Students skate through school streets

Students skate through school streets

By Ellie Yoon / For The Pitt News

September 22, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Some Pitt students trek to their classes on foot. Many more bike or pray the bus comes on time. But a handful can sometimes be seen rolling down Forbes or Fifth avenues with a textbook-filled backpack sagging and a skateboard or longboard beneath their feet. Robert Benjamin, who graduated fro...

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

With playlists and podcasts downloaded for the commute, roughly 800 undergraduate Pitt students make their daily trek to campus, whether it be from as near as Bloomfield or as far as the South Hills. I had that long and traffic-riddled drive from the South Hills over the summer — a journey that took any...

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News, Uncategorized

Madeline Rigatti’s black boots press forcefully on the steel pedals of her orange Salsa Vaya, propelling the 25-year-old up a short, steep hill by her house. “I used to hate that hill,” Rigatti, who started commuting by bike in college 5 years ago, said. Weather permitting, Rigatti comm...

Biking in the ‘Burgh: a guide to bicycling on campus

Biking in the ‘Burgh: a guide to bicycling on campus

By Madeline Barber / For The Pitt News

May 29, 2017


Filed under Culture

Even in the summer, the crosswalk between the William Pitt Union and the Cathedral of Learning is filled with cyclists darting in and out of a sea of pedestrians heading to classes. Groups on campus like the Pitt Bicycle Collective — who announced in February they would develop a bike co-op on campus — offer a number of ways to get you ...

True life: I’m in a committed relationship with English transportation

True life: I’m in a committed relationship with English transportation

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

December 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON- There it is — the blue and red beacon of hope that chaperones you through the sodden, forlorn London dar...

Being biker friendly requires bike lanes

Being biker friendly requires bike lanes

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

November 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’ve had endless conversations with my cyclist friends about the stress of biking through Oakland’s crowded intersections. It’s understandable, considering the reckless nature of the city drivers who rush to and from work. When I decided not to bring a bike to campus this year, I cited these...

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