City of Atlanta Expands Relay Bike Share Program

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta’s bicycle share program, Relay, has expanded from 100 bikes at 22 stations to 500 bikes at 65 locations throughout the city. The announcement was made during a community event at Piedmont Park, and was followed by a bike ride with Mayor Reed, city officials, business leaders and community members. During the event, Mayor Reed was joined by Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane, Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz, CycleHop Chief Executive Officer Josh Squire, Georgia’s Own Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Preter and Principal Experience Officer Adam Marlowe, and Relay Bike Share Champion and Adair Park resident, Ambar Johnson. Frank Ski of V-103 served as the emcee for the event.
“I am proud to announce the expansion of the bike share program today, and to offer this convenient and affordable transportation option throughout the city,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “My Administration made a commitment to be a top U.S. bicycle city, and today we are being recognized as such. More than 3,000 people have taken 8,000 trips on Relay bicycles since the program launched. Now more than ever, residents and visitors are navigating our wonderful city on bicycles, on foot and using public transit.”

In 2012, Mayor Reed committed to the goal of making bicycling an integral part of daily life for Atlanta residents, workers and visitors by year 2016. Establishing the bike share program last year was an essential step in achieving this goal.

The expansion comes less than a year after launching 100 bikes at 10 stations in Downtown Atlanta. Following user trends and public input, Relay Bike Share expanded in November 2016 from 10 to 22 stations and extended the service area to include Midtown Atlanta.

"The City of Atlanta plans for the bike share program to connect every neighborhood and community in the city," said Tim Keane, Commissioner of the Department Planning and Community Development. “This expansion gives Atlanta residents a unique opportunity to see things in their community that they wouldn’t witness otherwise, and the privilege to appreciate the city in a different way.”

In November 2016, Atlanta-based Georgia’s Own Credit Union became a presenting sponsor for the Relay Bike Share program.

"We're thrilled to be the inaugural sponsor of this initiative, and to see how much its grown in just a few short months since its launch last year," said Dave Preter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia’s Own Credit Union. "As a member of the Atlanta community for 83 years, Georgia's Own continues to look for ways to champion projects that benefit those we serve and improve quality of life in the city. The Relay Bike Share embodies those principles and we're excited about our partnership and this program to grow as more and more Atlantans discover it."

The new bike stations include:

Midtown Hubs:

Arts Center MARTA

Georgia’s Own (14th & Juniper)

Piedmont Park West

Outwrite Station

Piedmont Park East

Piedmont Park South

11th & Peachtree

Midtown MARTA North

Tech Square

Argonne & 5th

Greenwood Ave BeltLine

Fourth Ward Park

North Ave MARTA

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Downtown Hubs:

Civic Center MARTA

Peachtree Center MARTA

Little Five Points

Piedmont & Auburn

Jackson St. Bridge

West Atlanta Hubs:

Atlantic Station

14th & Howell Mill

Tech Parkway

Home Park

State & 11th

W. Campus Housing

Piedmont Park West

Central Park

Coca-Cola Campus

Georgia Tech Transit Hub

Clough Commons

Georgia Tech CRC

Gordon-White Park

Westside MARTA

Woodruff Library

Historic Westside Village

Spelman College

Castleberry Hill

East Atlanta Hubs:


Atkins Park


Little Five Points

King of Pops

Inman Village

Inman Park

Inman Park MARTA

Highland Ave – Freedom Park Trail

Irwin & Eastside BeltLine


Edgewood Ave & Eastside BeltLine

Randolph & Edgewood

Jackson & Chamberlain

King Memorial MARTA

Cherokee & Woodward

Park & Memorial

Grant Park

The Reed Administration has made significant investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure with a diverse range of partners including the Livable Centers Initiative, Atlanta BeltLine, PATH Foundation, Midtown Alliance, Georgia Tech, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. During Mayor Reed’s tenure, the City has added 19 miles of new bike lanes, protected bike lanes, and multi-use trails and has an additional 40 miles of facilities in the project development pipeline.

In September 2016, the City of Atlanta was named a “Best Bike Cities” by Bicycle magazine.

Relay is managed by Cycle Hop, LLC, and Social Bicycles, LLC, and operates out of an office in the Historic West End neighborhood. Currently, CycleHop LLC oversees similar programs in eight other cities, including Phoenix, Ariz., Orlando and Tampa, Fla. and Beverly Hills, Calif.