Atlanta announced yesterday that the city’s long talked about bike share program will be up and running later this year. It will feature 500 bikes at up to 50 different stations around the city, according to Creative Loafing. Here are a few more details supplied by CL…
The city’s planning department is currently determining where to install the bike share stations. The bike share operation will use Social Bicycles’ smart-bike system to equip each bike with a GPS-enabled locking device. That system will allow a rider to park the bike at any public bike rack or rental station. Officials also plan to set up a website and mobile app to allow riders to find and rent available bicycles.
You may recall that when word of a Atlanta bike share program was first announced back in 2013, Decatur was thinking about collaborating with Atlanta on the transportation project. However, we learned last March that Decatur dropped plans to operate a similar bike share in conjunction with Atlanta due to its expense.
More info on Atlanta’s bike share program HERE.