Mayor Kasim Reed, along with the Department of Planning and Community Development and Atlanta’s bike share operator, Cyclehop, will launch a demonstration phase of the bike share system on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Woodruff Park, North of Edgewood Ave, between Peachtree Street NE and Park Place NE
The program will include 100 bikes at 10 stations in downtown Atlanta. By the end of 2016, Cyclehop will coordinate the installation of 500 bikes at 50 stations citywide.
Following the press conference, city officials, business leaders and residents will conduct an inaugural ride through downtown. DJ Josh “J1” Raiford of Hot 107.9 will serve as the emcee for the event and the radio station will provide giveaways to attendees.
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 is an essential step in achieving this goal.
Joining Reed at the Bike Share Program includes:
- Tim Keane, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Community Development
- Becky Katz, Chief Bicycle Officer, Department of Planning and Community Development;
- Dan Murphy, General Manager, Cyclehop;
- DJ Josh “J1” Raiford, WHTA FM – Hot 107.9