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Blue Bikes expands to Garden District and Irish Channel

And it got rid of its out-of-hub fee

Blue Bikes launched as New Orleans’s first bike-share in December of 2017.
Photo by Eric Craig/Curbed NOLA

Nearly five months after the Blue Bikes officially launched in New Orleans, the bike-share company has expanded its service area past Jackson Avenue. Blue Bike users will now be able to use and lock bikes in three additional New Orleans neighborhoods.

Originally ending in the Lower Garden District, the service area has expanded upriver, encompassing the Garden District, and parts of Irish Chanel and Central City. The new upriver bounds include Lasalle Street, Simon Bolivar Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, and Tchoupitoulas Street.

However, the expansion does not come with additional Blue Bike hubs or bikes. However, Blue Bikes will allow users to park out-of-hub in the expanded area.

Along with the expansion, Blue Bikes phased out its $1 out-of-hub charge for bikes not returned to a official Blue Bikes hub. And users will now get a $1 credit (formerly $0.75) if they ride an out-of-hub bike and end the ride at a Blue Bikes hub.

Check out Blue Bikes’ official website to see a map of its service area.