Atlanta seeks to keep e-scooters, bikes off streets, sidewalks

GetCharged Inc., a micromobility company that aims to build the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-scooters and e-bikes, recently announced that it has secured over 250 charging station locations in Atlanta. According to a press release, the first 25 installations to be up and running in the next few months.

In its inaugural deployment, Charge has partnered with parking operators and real estate owners to secure more than 250 private locations throughout the city to install its docking stations in its first key North American market.

“Atlanta represents an ideal and timely market for Charge’s first city installations, as the local

micromobility movement is flourishing with more than 10,000 shared e-scooters permitted on the city’s

streets. The city of Atlanta recognizes the issues with dockless systems and is starting to crack down on

e-scooter companies, having recently issued more than $100K in fines and impound fees, and it is time

for the community to have a workable solution that solves these issues and empowers the micromobility industry,” said Andrew Fox, Charge co-founder and CEO.

“As the city of Atlanta continues to grow, so has the need for alternative, eco-friendly modes of

transportation like e-scooters and e-bikes,” said Andrea Boone, council member and vice-chair of the

city’s Public Safety Committee. “But these innovative transportation solutions, while fantastic for so

many reasons, have cluttered our city streets and sidewalks. We would welcome a solution that

addresses the safety and aesthetic issues caused by these devices.”