The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Office of Sustainability has introduced a new bike rental program for students in need of a quick ride around campus, and is using students’ Cajun Cards to rent the bikes.
Per an official release from the Office of Sustainability, the program has deployed a total of 52 bikes available at three stations scattered across campus, including 32 bikes at Cajun Field — the campus’ football stadium — 10 bikes at the student union and 10 bikes inside a heavily trafficked parking garage on campus.
To participate in the program, riders simply visit the Geaux Velo website and enroll with either a credit/debit card or a Cajun Card. Anyone is eligible to rent the bikes, but all users must first register online.
Bikes are due back to the station from which they were rented by midnight. Riders must provide a credit/debit card number or Cajun card and will receive a username and pin number.
Renters can enter their pin number — or swipe their Cajun Card or driver’s license — to receive a key at kiosks near each station. The key unlocks a bicycle and must remain inside a lock that sits atop the fender of the front tire while the bicycle is being ridden.
Rental costs for the bikes are free for the first hour, $1 for the second hour and $1 for the third. Hours four through eight are also free, with $1 charged per hour, every hour after that.