Atlanta residents and visitors will soon be able to rent a bike, ride across town, and drop off their two-wheeler close to their destination. How awesome is that! Atlanta Bike Share is slated to launch later this year with 500 bikes and 50 rental stations.
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The five hundred bicycles will be available for short-term rentals and can be picked up and dropped up at 50 different rental stations around Atlanta. The bike share operator, based in Chicago, manages two-wheel programs in Phoenix, Tampa, and Orlando–we’re glad they went with someone with experience! With eager anticipation, we sincerely hope this program is a great success!
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.