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Pittsburgh's Ride of Silence memorializes bicyclists injured on the roads; Cindy Sheehan interviews Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report about the Obama administration's renewed pursuit of Assata Shakur; and the growth of bike sharing programs - Radio Ecoshock looks at the worldwide picture, and we bring you an update on Pittsburgh's new program.
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Rustbelt Radio for (month) (day), 2013
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We now bring you an excerpt from Cindy Sheehan's radio program the Cindy Sheehan Soapbox, in which she interviews Black Agenda Report journalist Margaret Kimberly on the Obama Administration's renewed pursuit of Assata Shakur.
That was an excerpt from The Cindy Sheehan Soapbox. You can hear more at cindysheehansoapbox.com or community progressive radio dot org.
That was Common, with Song for Assata
You're listening to Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's bi-weekly review of news from the grassroots.
We now bring you an excerpt from a May 2013 program of Radio Ecoshock, in which host Alex Smith explores the history and recent growth of cycling infrastructure and bike sharing programs around the world.
You're listening to Rustbelt Radio, and Bike sharing is also coming to Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Bike Share Partnership is a non-profit formed through a partnership of the City of Pittsburgh, Bike Pittsburgh, and Walnut Capital Management. The partnership plans to launch a bike sharing program in the summer of 2014. It will feature 50 solar-powered bike stations, and 500 bikes. The bikes can be taken from any station and returned to any other station.
According to the program’s website, (quote) The goal of bike share in Pittsburgh is to extend the reach of the public transit system and complete short and frequent trips between stations located throughout the East, North and South sides of the city. Rentals are appropriate for short trips, transit-linked trips, and tourist trips; to help complete the “last mile” of a commute to work or other destinations. (endquote)
The system will be funded through public and private sources, as well as the revenue generated from membership and usage fees. To use bike share, people can pay for a membership, which means all trips under an hour will be free, or can pay per ride. The fees haven’t been announced yet, but the website says it will be “relatively affordable compared to other modes of public transit”. Visit pghbikeshare.org for more information, including a draft map of the bike share network.
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