Early this past summer, Relay bike share program launched in downtown Atlanta with 100 bikes at 10 stations. You’ve probably seen the baby-blue two-wheelers around town and on the Beltline.
Now, with 1,400 patrons having ridden more than 9,200 miles on the bikes, the program is planing an aggressive expansion around Midtown and downtown to capture a much wider client base.
As the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, plans call for between 50 and 60 new stations around the city — including neighborhoods outside of the core like Reynoldstown, West End, and Buckhead — in the coming six months.
First, 12 stations will be added to downtown and Midtown this year to fill out the system in the heart of the city and the campuses of Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. Also, expect a station in Piedmont Park.
Along with the expansion, a corporate sponsor is expected to be announced in November. And, if things go well with TSPLOST, the program could receive an additional $3 million in funding to allow for expansion up to 1,000 bikes.
Relay’s website allows Atlantans to make suggestions for where future stations should be placed.
Pedal on, Atlanta!
Here’s a list of new Relay Bike Share stations coming soon:
1. Downtown – Piedmont and Auburn avenues
2. Downtown – Marietta and Forsyth streets
3. Downtown – Centennial Olympic Park at Park Avenue
4. Downtown – Peachtree Center Avenue and International Boulevard
5. Downtown – Civic Center MARTA Station
6. Midtown – North Avenue MARTA Station
7. Midtown – Bobby Dodd Stadium
8. Midtown – Technology Square
9. Midtown – Midtown MARTA Station
10. Midtown – 10th and Myrtle streets
11. Midtown – 11th and Crescent Avenue
12. Midtown – Piedmont Park at 14th Street
- Atlanta rolls out aggressive expansion of bike share program [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
- Around Downtown, Atlanta's Bike Share Finally Debuts [Curbed]
- Old Fourth Ward coffee shop enters Atlanta's bike rental biz [Curbed]