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The Town Center Community Improvement District has had its pilot program with Zagster since November 2015, Town Center CID Executive Director Tracy Rathbone Styf previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There are five stations with 40 bikes across the area, which encompasses areas around Chastain Road, Cobb Parkway, McCollum Parkway, Barrett Parkway, Bells Ferry Road, Town Center Mall, Kennesaw State University and Cobb County International Airport.
The stations are at the Bells Ferry trail head, Town Center Mall, Aviation Park, Founder's Park and Avonlea on Chastain Meadows Road. A sixth station will soon be installed at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The Town Center CID spends about $7,800 per year per station to operate the program, Rathbone Styf said. At the end of May, the program had about 14,000 registered members and logged about 216 trips each week.
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Kyethea Clark, director of operations for the Cumberland Community Improvement District, told the AJC that its pilot program with Zagster began in August. From that month through May, the CID logged 3,038 trips and averaged about 11 trips each day. It has 1,522 active members. The CID area includes areas around The Battery, SunTrust Park, Cumberland Boulevard, Akers Mill Road, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
There are three Zagster bike stations in Cumberland: the National Parks Service Paces Mill and Cochran Shoals units along the river and The Battery. The CID pays about $9,000 per station each year to maintain the program. Clark said the CID is looking to expand the number of bike-sharing docking stations within its boundaries, which will go hand-in-hand with its bike share expansion plan that would install about 13 stations around the district.
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