Georgia’s Own Credit Union has become the first presenting sponsor of the city of Atlanta’s bike share program, Relay. Courtesy of city of Atlanta

Atlanta partners with Georgia’s Own to expand bike share program

The city of Atlanta’s bike share program has expanded further with Georgia’s Own Credit Union as the first presenting sponsor for Relay.

Mayor Kasim Reed was joined by Georgia’s Own Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Preter, Cyclehop Chief Executive Officer Josh Squire and City of Atlanta Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz at a press conference recently where they celebrated the expansion of Relay and the new partnership at the credit union’s new home, the former Equitable Building, in downtown Atlanta. Relay is operated by Cyclehop on behalf of the City of Atlanta.

Last month, the city expanded the bike share program with an additional 12 stations in downtown and midtown Atlanta. Relay will ultimately include 500 bikes with more than 50 stations citywide.

Atlanta is working to become a more bicycle friendlycity with additional initiatives. The TSPLOST referendum, approved by 68 percent of Atlanta voters, will allow for the installation of additional bicycle lanes throughout the city. The Renew Atlanta infrastructure program is also building complete streets projects citywide.

Relay offers multiple plans and rental options, making it a convenient choice for people commuting, shopping or visiting. Since the launch of the bike share program in June, more than 1,400 Atlanta residents and visitors have conducted more than 5,000 bike share trips and ridden an average of 11,000 miles.

Atlanta was recently named a best bike city in the United States by Bicycle magazine.

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