LouVelo Bike Share now available at BAB with new connections to Bardstown Road and Logan Street Market
Bikeshare at UofL just got even more convenient for students, faculty, staff, and guests looking to minimize their environmental impact and maximize the health impact of their transportation choices!
To kick off the new year, in early 2021, in consultation with UofL authorities, Louisville's city-wide public bikeshare service, LouVelo, relocated one of our Belknap Campus bikeshare stations out of the way of the Threlkeld Hall demolition and replacement project that has snarled movement around the SAC Clocktower.
The new location is just a short walk away along the new Brook Street pedestrian and bikeway that runs between Houchens and the Belknap Academic Building (BAB).
It serves as a convenient destination for people pedaling into the heart of campus, with entrances to the SAC, BAB, Houchens, and Shumaker Research Building just a few steps away. It is also the closest bikeshare station to the central Humanities Quad.
If you've never given LouVelo a spin, this is the year to do it! The system has expanded into the Highlands with stations at Logan Street Market (Kentucky St at Logan) and Bardstown Road (at Hepburn Ave).
LouVelo also offers UofL Discounts! Register with your @louisville.edu address for 50%-off monthly student memberships! UofL employees can also save: use gift code CARDBIKE for half-off a one-month membership at LouVelo.com. For just $7.50/mo you get unlimited 1-hour rides on 300+ bikes. Learn More
The LouVelo system first launched in May 2017 with over 300 bikes and just 27 stations in our urban core. In 2019, the system expanded to 37 stations with new locations in southern Indiana and across Belknap campus. With the new stations at Logan Street Market and Bardstown Road, the system now has 38 stations.
UofL stations include:
1. Brook & Cardinal (near Taco Bell)
2. SAC East at Floyd Street Garage
3. Belknap Academic Building (BAB) / SAC West
4. Speed School of Engineering (Ernst Hall on Eastern Pkwy)
5. Freedom Park near The Ville Grill (3rd & Brandeis)
6. The Bellamy affiliated housing (Shipp Ave & 7th)
7. 4th & Gaulbert (near The Tavern)
Health Sciences Center:
1. Floyd St. & Abraham Flexner Way
2. Floyd St. & Broadway
3. 1st & Gray
4. Liberty & Hancock
With 38 stations across Louisville, finding a LouVelo station is quick and easy. Once signed up, you can easily check out a bike and return to any station within the system. LouVelo members can access any of the 300+ bikes though a station kiosk, a smart phone or with their membership card. The free Transit App also allows users to locate bike share stations and buy bike share passes using their mobile device.
The first hour of use is completely free for members, with usage fees only applied to those checking out a bike for over an hour. You may check a bike into any docking station at any time to restart the clock and continue your ride. LouVelo bikes feature an upright riding position, fenders, and a comfort saddle. Anyone can jump on a LouVelo bike and easily pedal across town. Checking out a bike is quick and easy, and returning it is as simple as parking the bike in the dock.