Bike Sharing Rolls Out in New Orleans

Geoff Coates (right) talks with Steve Kaplan (left) of FSJNA’s Bike Share Committee about bike sharing in Faubourg St. John

The City of New Orleans, in partnership with Social Bicycles, Inc (SoBi), is preparing to launch bike share, a new and affordable transportation system for residents to move through the city. Bikes and stations will be available starting in early December and will roll-out in waves over 4-6 weeks.

More details in the link:

The Blue Bikes pricing structure includes monthly passes for locals. A separate pricing track will be available for residents who qualify for public assistance to purchase rides at a lower cost. One-hundred percent of the bike share program will be privately financed through sponsorships, and rental fees.

The fees for bike rental are:

Monthly Pass: $15 for unlimited trips up to 1 hour of riding a day (hourly rate thereafter).You can take as many trips as desired that all together add up to 60 minutes. For example, a 15-minute ride to work in the morning, a 5-minute ride for lunch and a 30-minute ride home with a quick stop to pick up some food totals 50 minutes for the day

Reduced Fare Pass: $1.67 per month ($20 per year) for unlimited trips up to 1 hour of riding a day (hourly rate thereafter). Incomed based

Pay-as-you-go: $8 per hour of riding (pro-rated)

For more information about bike sharing in New Orleans, please contact either of the gentlemen below:


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