Now operated by Blue Krewe, a local community-based nonprofit, Blue Bikes are partnership between the City of New Orleans and Drop and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Pricing options include “pay as you go” for $0.15/ min plus $1 to unlock OR a monthly price of $25 a month which includes up to 60 min of free ride time per day (can be multiple trips and no unlock fee).
Blue Bikes also offers reduced fares for New Orleans residents who use Louisiana Purchase (S/NAP) or Medicaid.
Want to get riding around town? Here’s how to use the bikes:
Choose your plan and sign up for a Blue Bikes New Orleans membership through the mobile app.
Tap Scan and scan the QR code on the handlebar.
Remove the lock tether and secure it to the hook under the seat. Put on your helmet and enjoy the ride!
To end your ride, lock your bike at a bike rack. Use the tether to secure the bike to the rack and loop it over the lock. Secure the lock and then use the app to end your trip.
More tips from Blue Bikes for staying safe and enjoying your ride:
Please be respectful when you lock up your Blue Bike. Do not block sidewalks or lock to historic buildings, balcony posts, or fences.
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As long as you bring the bike back into the system to lock up there is no additional charge. Out of system fee (locking up your bike outside the system): $25.
Park Outside a Hub
Want to park closer to your destination? For a $2 convenience charge, Blue Bikes can be locked at any public rack or other appropriate bike parking space within our service area. Make sure to always lock the bikes to a fixed structure and end your ride in the app.
Pay as you go
Your payment method will be charged automatically based on your usage. Payments are non-refundable once you ride.
Follow the rules
Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding. Obey traffic laws at all times.
Plan a sensible route
Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to your destination. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.
Do a pre-ride check
Adjust the seat height; try the grip bell; and if you’re riding at night, check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.
Make it easy for the traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.
Wear a helmet
Whenever you ride, wear a helmet. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage.
Tips for turns
Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.
For more info, visit bluebikesnola.com. For questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org.