Blues Bikes Return to New Orleans

City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Blue Bikes will be rolling on city streets again starting this week, after a year’s absence. Blue Krewe, the local, community-based non-profit that operates and manages the Bikeshare Program, has relaunched the program with a fleet of 504 pedal-assist e-bikes.

Starting this week, Blue Krewe is placing Blue Bikes at hubs throughout the city; the full complement should be out on the streets by the end of the week and well in advance of Labor Day Weekend.

The initial fleet will be placed within the Bikeshare Program’s service area. Residents, tourists, or visitors who have signed up for Blue Bikes can begin riding or sign up to use the Bikeshare Program.

“We are excited to see Blue Bikes returning to our streets sooner than expected, to give our residents and visitors more affordable transportation options,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “I want to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the outdoors over Labor Day Weekend and spend some time bicycling around our city.”

“Blue Bikes returning to city streets means New Orleanians once again have a healthy, environmentally friendly, affordable way to get to work to medical appointments or to just have fun,” said Dr. Jeremy Wigginton, a Medical Director with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Blue Bikes’ title sponsor. “And with the ongoing COVID-19 surge, Bikeshare is a more socially distanced form of transportation than riding inside a vehicle with others. This will help people get around easily while staying safe and taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, particularly the highly contagious Delta Variant.”

“We are excited to see Blue Bikes returning to our streets sooner than expected, to give our residents and visitors more affordable transportation options,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “I want to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the outdoors over Labor Day Weekend, and spend some time bicycling around our city.”

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