New bike share program launches in Cobb County

Credit: Nathan Fowler/Cumberland CID

Credit: Nathan Fowler/Cumberland CID

A new bike sharing company has set up shop in Cobb, giving users an easier way to get from point A to point B.

Tandem Mobility’s arrival in Cobb comes several months after Zagster ended its bike rental program in metro Atlanta.

The Cumberland and Town Center community improvement districts (CIDs) have teamed up with Tandem Mobility to offer a one-year pilot program in both districts. A community improvement district is made up of commercial property owners within district boundaries who tax themselves to pay for public infrastructure projects

Along with the two CIDs, Zagster operated rental bike programs in Smyrna, Woodstock, Alpharetta and Atlanta.

Under the new Tandem Mobility plan, users can rent and return bikes to stations placed in either community improvement district. Riders will have access to 80 bikes at 12 stations. The first hour will be free for users and after that, the program will charge $3 per hour. The maximum cost will be $24 per day.

During the pilot program, both CIDs will explore how to implement a regional bike-sharing program that would include more partners.

Bike share locations within the Cumberland CID, including how to start using them, can be found on its website. Information on the Town Center CID bikeshare locations and use instructions are also on its webpage.