CycleHop brings relief to traffic-weary Atlantans with a new—and much-needed— bike share program.
A city packed with cars and plagued by never-ending traffic, Atlanta has long been in need of an alternative method of transportation. On June 9, a solution finally rolled into town in the form of 100 bright teal bicycles that are part of Atlanta’s new Relay bike share program. Relay installed 10 stations as an introductory period to ease Atlanta into the new bike share program. Currently, the locations are dotted around downtown, between Georgia State University and 16th Street. By the end of this year, Relay will offer 500 bikes at more than 50 stations.
“We are in the middle of a paradigm shift in Atlanta, moving away from a car-centric culture and shifting toward infrastructure that connects communities and people,” says Becky Katz, Atlanta’s chief bicycle officer. “Relay is a big step forward as it integrates biking into our transportation system to make it easier for people to explore, commute and shop by bike.”
Ready to ride? Reserve a bike via the mobile app Social Bicycles, unlock it with a special PIN number, then return the bike to any station at the end of your ride. Rates start at $8 for a pay-as-you-go plan or $15 to $25 for a monthly plan.
Story & Photo: Alexa Lampasona