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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Bike Share Preview: February 13 - March 31, 2017

BASED ON STRONG SHOWING, PREVIEW IS EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 31st!

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

Whether you want to grab lunch, run an errand, or roll through the city, come try out New Orleans’ new bike share program to move around easily and enjoy the ride.

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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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Cost

  • $15 for unlimited trips up to 60 minutes of riding time per day during all of March; OR
  • $8 an hour, pro-rated by the minute

Sign up

  • http://nola.socialbicycles.com
  • Download the Social Bicycles app for iPhones and Android phones.
  • Greeters with tablets at various stations during busy times to help people signup and get started biking.

All equipment and bicycles will be removed on February 24th in advance of the second weekend of Mardi Gras.

Preliminary Results

The following data is for usage from 2/10/17 through 2/21/17 of the preview:

Stats:

 

  • 128 members

  • 235 unique trips

  • 502 total miles biked

  • 133 hours logged

  • Busiest weekday: Tuesday (12-2p)

  • Busiest weekend: Sunday (11-2p)

  • Average trip distance: 2.28 miles

Station usage results:

STATION IN OUT TOTAL
Bienville & Decatur 35 34 69
Lafayette Square 26 28 54
Baronne & Common 19 20 39
Barracks & Decatur 14 19 33
Annunciaiton & Tchoupitoulas 12 12 24
Hyatt Hotel 6 7 13
Avenue Pub (existing rack) 9 4 13
Basin & Bienville 8 4 12
Library Main Branch (existing rack) 2 0 2

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: 3/9/2017 10:51:16 AM

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