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Students skate through school streets

Robert Benjamin, a Pitt Biology graduate, still rides his longboard around Oakland. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

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 sagging and a skateboard or longboard beneath their feet. Robert Benjamin, who graduated fro...

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 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

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

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, 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

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)

By Madeline Barber / For The Pitt News

May 29, 2017

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

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

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 is — the blue and red beacon of hope that chaperones you through the sodden, forlorn London dar...

Being biker friendly requires bike lanes

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

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 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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