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.
photo credit: The New Orleans Advocate
Click the image below for map of locations to pick-up/drop-off a bicycle during the preview.
- $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
- 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.
The following data is for usage from 2/10/17 through 2/21/17 of the preview:
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:
|Bienville & Decatur
|Baronne & Common
|Barracks & Decatur
|Annunciaiton & Tchoupitoulas
|Avenue Pub (existing rack)
|Basin & Bienville
|Library Main Branch (existing rack)
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