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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A student rides a Spin scooter on campus in September.

Opinion | Spin scooters are an accident waiting to happen

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist January 28, 2022
While Spin scooters might be a fun mode of transportation, they pose dangers that can’t be ignored.
Healthy Ride bikes on OHara Street.

Opinion | How to maneuver through Oakland affordably

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist November 8, 2021
Every form of transportation available comes at an expense — money, stress and time — so let’s determine which is the most affordable, convenient and practical for college students.
The Move PGH project partnered with Spin, a company that produces electronically charged vehicles, on July 9, making electric Spin scooters available throughout Pittsburgh.

Pitt students travel in style with new Spin scooters

By Andrew Thompson, Staff Writer September 7, 2021
Pitt students probably noticed an increased number of scooters around Oakland, either parked along the sidewalk or zooming by.
Robert Benjamin, a Pitt Biology graduate, still rides his longboard around Oakland. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students skate through school streets

By Ellie Yoon / For The Pitt News September 22, 2017

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...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 29, 2017

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...

A bus passes by Towers on Forbes Avenue. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2017

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,...

Bike PGH hosted an event in Schenley Plaza on the morning of May 19, National Bike-to-Work Day which was attended by several police officers and civilians. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

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

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...

Double-decker buses are typical modes of transport for Londoners.  (George Bridges/MCT)

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

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist December 7, 2015

“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...

More bike lanes would increase safety for local bikers.  Pitt News File Photo

Being biker friendly requires bike lanes

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist November 2, 2015

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...

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