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According to its website, it has a presence in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Woodstock and Smyrna. Zagster had six stations each within the Cumberland and Town Center CIDs, which are made up of commercial property owners within district boundaries who tax themselves to pay for public infrastructure projects.
“Bike-share programs have been extremely successful in the Cumberland and Town Center communities,” said Kim Menefee, executive director of the Cumberland CID. “Our shared goal will always be to improve our communities as we continue to strengthen our partnerships and regional connectivity.”
The city of Smyrna, which also has a Zagster bike station, was also informed about Zagster's decision, spokeswoman Jennifer Bennett said. Woodstock and Alpharetta, which also has Zagster bikes and stations in its cities, are also affected by the company's move.
Woodstock Economic Development Director Brian Stockton said the city in 2019 began looking around for other options, “so we have a good start on ideas for a replacement.”
Alpharetta Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard, who said the city was also notified Wednesday of the decision, said Zagster told staff that the service would end May 29. The city’s director for Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services has been trying to make contact with Zagster, but “his attempts have gone unanswered,” Drinkard said.
“Our staff is currently exploring our options and contacting other service providers in the hopes of being able to continue offering a bike share program in Alpharetta,” he added.
City of Atlanta spokesman Michael Smith said the city has never had a “relationship” with Zagster, but some private groups in Atlanta may have a partnership with the company.
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