The Blue Bikes rental system is also increasing the number of bikes on the streets from 700 to 900, and making them available in more neighborhoods.
Blue Bikes are adding into our neighborhoods, increasing its minute rate to 25 cents and canceling its monthly $10 college student program, and this makes sense to someone? The bikes aren’t being used by locals, because of the high cost as it is. On average, a bike rental is an average of $6/hr, and you need to register online and a credit card. Blue Bike offers a discount to residents receiving Medicaid or Louisiana SNAP benefits at $20 for a yearly membership. It includes a daily 60-minute ride and $0.10/minute after the initial 60 minutes. There’s also a $10 out-of-system locking fee.
It’s cheaper to buy a $3 RTA ALL Day Pass or pay for a Lyft or Uber. Blue Bikes aren’t geared towards the locals, not at this cost. In some cities, these bikes are free to ride or more affordable for locals.