Noa's Rider app is the perfect utility for your campus mobility. Download on the App Store, or get it on Google Play.
Subscription options available to the Yale community are $4.99 per day, $9.99 per month, $29.99 per 6 months, and $49.99 per year.
Download and open the Noa Rider app. Click Register Here, scan the above QR code (or a code located on a bike), and follow the prompts to continue the sign up process. You will need to use your @yale.edu email address to access the bikes in the bikeshare.
There are several geofenced drop-zones around campus, where you can find a bicycle. Navigate to a bicycle using the in-app map.
Click ‘Scan to unlock’ in the Rider app to activate the camera on your smartphone.
Hold the camera over the QR code on the bike to scan it. If it is difficult to scan, press the Manual Entry link below the scan box and enter the bike number listed on the QR Code.
As soon as you have successfully scanned the code, the ring lock opens automatically.
Each plan includes unlimited 1-hour rental sessions. Each additional hour of ride time costs another $3.
Scan your credit card or enter your payment details manually.
During your rental, you have the option to park and lock your bike without ending your rental session.
Click "Lock" to pause your session.
You have the option to continue your rental session, by clicking "Unlock", or to end your rental session, by clicking "Return".
Click "Return" to end your rental session and make the bike available for other users.
You can return your bicycle to any of the purple drop-zone boundaries displayed on the map.
Follow the instructions on the screen to properly lock the ring lock and complete the rental session.
When you end your rental session, you will see a summary of your trip, including the route, distance, and usage time. Any additional cost you may have incurred will also appear (if you exceed the free ride time associated with your price-plan or return your bicycle outside of a drop-zone).
Click on the settings button on the top right of the screen to navigate to the support menu.
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Whether driving a bicycle or a car… “Same Road, Same Rules!”
Riding your bike on the sidewalk is illegal in New Haven. The penalty is a $75 ticket. Cyclists must walk their bikes on the sidewalk.
Stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights
Give right-of-way at all yield signs
Walk your bicycle across crosswalks
Stay right, unless you are preparing to turn left
Use your lights *
Go the right direction on one-way streets
* By state law, during low nighttime and time of low visibility, you must have a front light visible from 500 feet, a rear red reflector or light visible from 600 feet, and reflective material on the bike visible from 600 feet on each side.
Earn a free helmet and a free month of bikeshare by attending Yale’s Bike Safety Class.
The Smart Streets Guide to Safety is an interactive website where you will learn how to be a citizen of the street, whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, or driver. In addition, the City of New Haven has bike safety information here.