LouVelo bikes roll onto campus

By Maggie Vancampen —

The LouVelo bikes seen in downtown Louisville have made their way to campus.

They are pay-to-ride bikes meant to help with commuting. They have different payment options available for all riders.

Their student plan is $7.50 a month. Their other plans are $99 per year and $20 per 300 minutes. If all you want is a single trip then it is $3.50 for 30 minutes.

According to the website louvelo.com, “The first 60 minutes of each ride is included in the base price of Daily Passes and with monthly/yearly memberships.”

“Once signed up, you can easily check out a bike and return to any station within the system.”

There are now 37 stations in Louisville with 321 total bikes. The stations have a smart dock that allows you to unlock the bike with a key, smart card or code. Some stations also have a kiosk for easy payment without a smartphone. There are also solar panels to make the stations more self-sufficient.

Five stations have been installed around campus. They are between SAC west & Threkeld, SAC east at the Floyd Street Parking Garage, the Speed School, Third and Brandeis streets (Ville Grill) and Brook Street at Cardinal Boulevard (Taco Bell).

Source: LouVelo bikes roll onto campus (The Louisville Cardinal, March 28, 2019)

See Also: 4 bike sharing service docks installed at UofL (WAVE3, March 11, 2019)