Bike Share Program Moving to the Westside

westside-bike-shareAtlanta’s bike share program is growing rapidly, and is planned to arrive in the Westside.

After expanding into Midtown this fall, plans have now been unveiled for bike share stations on the Westside. They will be coming to the Atlanta University Center and locations in Vine City, probably in the spring sometime.

The hub for Atlanta’s bike share is already in the Westside. There is a warehouse where bikes go to get repaired.

The process for renting a bike begins with a credit card and an app called SoBi (Social Bicycles), which helps users locate and reserve bikes.

For one-time riders its $8 an hour, but there are much cheaper deals for students and frequent riders. There is a monthly membership for $15 that includes an hour of cycling per day.

“The residents on the Westside ride bikes always – we’ve been riding bikes,” she said. “A bike share shouldn’t be something for people that just have access. The people on the Westside need access too,” says Timberley Jones, who handles marketing and community outreach for the program.

For more information on what’s happening on the Westside, click here.


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