Bike Sharing Pilot Program Extended

The City of New Orleans, in conjunction with Social Bicycles Inc. has extended the preview of the city’s bike share program through March 31.

From Feb. 13 to Feb. 23, 128 riders took 235 unique trips. Over 500 miles were biked with a two mile average trip distance. Extending the preview will allow more residents to experience the program.

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

The hourly rate is $8, pro-rated by the minute. Riders may sign up by using either the website nola/ or by downloading the Social Bicycles app for iPhones and Android phones. 

Bikes may be found a bike one of the following preview stations:

  • Basin Street & Bienville Street (near Magnolia Yoga Studio)
  • 501 Loyola Ave. (Near Hyatt)
  • Lafayette Square at Magazine Street
  • Decatur Street & Bienville Street (Through Feb. 28)
  • Baronne Street & Common Street (Near the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel)
  • Decatur Street & Barracks Street (near U.S. Mint through Feb. 28)
  • Magazine Street & Erato Street (Beginning March 1)
  • Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard & Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Beginning March 1)
  • 1000 Tchoupitoulas St. (near Cochon Restaurant)
  • 219 Loyola Ave. (Library Main Branch – existing bike racks)
  • Polymnia Street & St. Charles Avenue (near Avenue Pub – existing bike racks)

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