The Healthy Ride system is operated by Pittsburgh Bike Share. David White was hired as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Bike Share in February, 2015.
David White is a lifelong student of municipal decision making. David started his government work in Pittsburgh in 2008 at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Housing department then moved on to positions in the City of Pittsburgh department of City Planning and the department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections. Before moving to Pittsburgh for graduate school with his family in 2007, David spent 8 years in Jamaica with various international development projects with the US Peace Corps focusing on clean drinking water, sanitation, and disaster preparedness/hurricane reconstruction.
David earned his Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Colorado in 1999 and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. David lives with his wife Simone and four children in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Stanton Heights.
David manages a team of about 12 persons to execute all functions of the Healthy Ride system: station service, bicycle rebalancing and repair, customer service, marketing and communications, future station planning, and community outreach. At the time of his hire in 2015, the Healthy Ride station planning and the hardware-partner selection of nextbike had already been completed; the system title sponsorship with Highmark and Allegheny Health Network had been activated. In early 2015, David worked with nextbike and the City of Pittsburgh to finalize station placements, to assemble and install bicycles and kiosks, to staff the Pittsburgh Bike Share team, and to identify ideal office/shop space. The Healthy Ride system launched on May 31st 2015.