Visitors and locals in New Orleans will soon be able to zip around the city thanks to a bike sharing program. City officials announced the launch of the “Blue Bikes” program starting this fall.
“We’re now one step closer to bringing an affordable and healthy transportation option to every New Orleanian,” Jeff Hebert, deputy mayor, chief administrative officer and chief resilience officer, said. “This program will connect more people to more places and is a great way to experience our city,” Hebert said.
Starting this fall, you’ll see 70 bike stations with 700 bicycles. The City says the bikes will provide an environmentally-friendly transportation option that can also help people stay fit and ease the parking headache Downtown.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will sponsor the program. Renting a bike will cost $8 per hour, or riders can get a monthly pass that will cost $15. Low-income passes will also be available for just $20 per year.
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