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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Bike Share Preview: February 13 - March 31, 2017

During the preview, residents and visitors were able sign-up and use one of 35 bicycles to ride between seven temporary stations setup in Downtown, Central City, Lower Gardent District and Iberville neighborhoods. Two additional existing bicycle racks were available to end a ride or find a bike.

This two-month run was a sample of how the full 700 bicycle and 70 station system will function in the Fall.

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photo credit: The New Orleans Advocate

Locations

Click the image below for map of locations to pick-up/drop-off a bicycle during the preview.

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Results

The following data is for usage from 2/10/17 through 3/31/17 of the preview:

Stats:

  • 242 active members

  • 438 unique trips

  • 1020 total miles biked

  • 288 hours logged

  • Busiest weekday: Wednesday (4-6p)

  • Busiest weekend: Sunday (1-3p)

  • Average trip distance: 2.25 miles

Station usage results:

STATION IN OUT TOTAL
Baronne & Common 75 71 146
Lafayette Square 46 46 92
Hyatt Hotel 46 37 83
Bienville & Decatur^ 35 34 69
Magazine & Erato* 29 38 67
Avenue Pub (existing rack) 29 22 51
Basin & Bienville 21 17 38
Barracks & Decatur^ 14 19 33
Annunciaiton & Tchoupitoulas 10 16 26
MLK & Oretha Castle Haley* 12 9 21
Library Main Branch (existing rack) 9 5 14

Notes: ^ indicates station active in February only
           * indicates station active in March only

Routes taken:

New-Orleans-Bike-Share-Heat-Map.pdf

 

Observations:

  • Zero damage to bikes or racks

  • Racks are not being used for personal bikes, even in the French Quarter

  • Baskets did get used for beads/empty cups, but vendor was operating on a skeletal crew and learning from this experience on how to prepare for full roll-out

  • Users quickly learned to return bikes to station based on small ($1) fee for locking up away from a station

 
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Last updated: 6/5/2017 3:56:48 PM

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