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  • fichadelphia
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    Originally posted by jfly View Post
    My wife and I rent from Buzz Nola on Magazine every year. Always get good service. Hotels tend to be very accommodating for bike storage. Biking to/from fairgrounds is easy on Esplanade and/or Laffite Greenway. Always an adventure on ride home depending on how long we stay at Liuzzas. love this useful thread...
    Just wanted to give my props to Buzz Nola for their excellent rental bikes. They offer actual decent bikes not just repainted junkers like some of the other companies.

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  • jfly
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    My wife and I rent from Buzz Nola on Magazine every year. Always get good service. Hotels tend to be very accommodating for bike storage. Biking to/from fairgrounds is easy on Esplanade and/or Laffite Greenway. Always an adventure on ride home depending on how long we stay at Liuzzas. love this useful thread...

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  • jjazznj
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    Although they are pricey and you want to just get to your destination and get off the thing these new bikes are very useful. I got home from Kanaval at Armstrong Park just now in 11 minutes, something I could never do on a regular/my bike.

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  • Tye 1on
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    Interesting, when you select a specific bike in the Jump app, it tells you how many miles of range it has left. Good to know!

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  • Tye 1on
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    Thanks for the review. Having ridden a couple I'll predict an increase in injuries with new riders, but greater demand from people who own e-bikes back home.

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  • jjazznj
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    So I just used one of the new bikes to do some shopping. I must say they are much faster than just peddling as you get to where you are going much faster although they may be a bit too fast for The Greenway. The speed does somewhat offset the higher price as you are not on the bike as long. They now take very little effort to ride which may be a good or bad thing depending on weather you are trying to get exersize or just getting from point a to point b.

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  • jjazznj
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    Originally posted by Fred (Texas JF Fanatic) View Post
    Swag, now that you live in NOLA why do you still use the blue bikes? I would think having your own bike would be cheaper and more convenient.
    Speaking for myself, I know that sometimes I want to bike somewhere but do not plan on biking back home (or the opposite) I'll use a blue bike plus when friends are in town they can just jump on one.

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  • 20/20
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    Originally posted by jjazznj View Post

    I think it's one of those things that if you ride them you like it and if you don't you don't want to see them in front of your house.
    Ah, the height of irony. We spent decades and decades and millions upon millions of dollars trying to convince people to walk ten feet and throw their trash into a receptacle or not just toss a beer bottle or Big Mac wrappers out of their car window. “Yes” We said, that’s easier and more convenient but someone, not your mother, will have to come and clean up after you and that was small items. Now it’s become acceptable to just abandon an ugly blue bike. Anywhere. Toss it and walk away.
    Man, if ya live long enough you see it all.

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  • jjazznj
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    Originally posted by swag View Post

    Personally, I like it when there are bikes all over the place. Where I live now I'm exactly halfway between two hubs, close t a half mile walk to either one. So I love it when I can find an out-of-hub bike within a block or two. Also in the FQ - there are almost no hubs inside the Quarter, so grabbing a nearby bike saves several blocks there too.

    The company will still be bringing bikes back to hubs, so it won't get too out of control, I think.
    I think it's one of those things that if you ride them you like it and if you don't you don't want to see them in front of your house. I'm fairly close to the hub over by the Greenway but many times there will be a bike right outside which is convenient.

    The new pricing would make me want to get to where I'm going and get off the bike asap as it will be 2 1/2 times more expensive (.10 vs .25 per min)which adds up quickly.

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  • Fred (Texas JF Fanatic)
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    Swag, now that you live in NOLA why do you still use the blue bikes? I would think having your own bike would be cheaper and more convenient.

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  • swag
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    Originally posted by jjazznj View Post
    Besides the price which will be 2 1/2 times higher some people are not happy about there no longer being a $1 credit for returning the bike to a hub meaning there will be more bikes left all over the place. If you have ever been to Austin there are scooters just left wherever all over the Downtown area.
    Personally, I like it when there are bikes all over the place. Where I live now I'm exactly halfway between two hubs, close t a half mile walk to either one. So I love it when I can find an out-of-hub bike within a block or two. Also in the FQ - there are almost no hubs inside the Quarter, so grabbing a nearby bike saves several blocks there too.

    The company will still be bringing bikes back to hubs, so it won't get too out of control, I think.

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  • jjazznj
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    Besides the price which will be 2 1/2 times higher some people are not happy about there no longer being a $1 credit for returning the bike to a hub meaning there will be more bikes left all over the place. If you have ever been to Austin there are scooters just left wherever all over the Downtown area.

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  • fichadelphia
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    Originally posted by swag View Post
    The e-bikes come on line tomorrow (Thursday).

    The Jump app works now, though there aren't yet bikes around town. But it shows the service area, and it has been expanded some. Uptown, the old service area boundaries were Simon Bolivar and Louisiana. The new service area reaches in to Jeff Davis, and extends uptown as far as Nashville. New neighborhoods include Broadmoor, Freret, Touro, and E/W Riverside. Clubs now in the zome include Gasa Gasa and Tipitinas.

    I still expect a further expansion later this year.
    super helpful, thanks for keeping us posted on this. Looks like I should still be able to grab a bike near my fest home by Tips.

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  • swag
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    The e-bikes come on line tomorrow (Thursday).

    The Jump app works now, though there aren't yet bikes around town. But it shows the service area, and it has been expanded some. Uptown, the old service area boundaries were Simon Bolivar and Louisiana. The new service area reaches in to Jeff Davis, and extends uptown as far as Nashville. New neighborhoods include Broadmoor, Freret, Touro, and E/W Riverside. Clubs now in the zome include Gasa Gasa and Tipitinas.

    I still expect a further expansion later this year.

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  • jjazznj
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    Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

    How does Blue Bike address the theft issue ?


    incidently, I know that you are pulling my leg, because Mr. mgregg has chastised me repeatedly over the years for even suggesting that there is any crime in New Orleans. He is adamant that there is not. He gets out regularly. So he knows.
    No one would steal a blue bike as they are junk and traceable.

    A for crime, someone robbed my bike last week by using a crowbar to take off a piece of my stairway that it was locked to.

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