The Town Center Community Improvement District in Cobb County has added another bike-sharing station within its boundaries.
The CID and the Town Center Community Alliance recently opened the bike share station at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. It’s the sixth station in the CID’s system, joining the five other stations located along a seven-and-a-half mile stretch of Noonday Creek Trail.
The Kennesaw Mountain bike share station was sponsored by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. The CID’s initiative began in 2015 when it joined forces with Zagster, which offers bicycles for rent to users who want a convenient way to get around without clogging up the roads with their vehicles.
Users can download the Zagster app on their smartphones, register as a rider in the Town Center bike share program and unlock the bike to begin their trips. The Town Center CID offers the first hour’s ride for free and encourages all users to wear helmets.
A Community Improvement District is made up of commercial property owners within district boundaries who tax themselves to pay for public infrastructure projects. Town Center’s bike share program has more than 45,800 trips logged since its inception. Its six stations have 45 bikes available for use around the district.
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The five stations located along Noonday Creek Trail are at the Bells Ferry Trailhead, Town Center Mall, Aviation Park, Founders Park and Avonlea Apartments on Chastain Meadows Road.
The CID and the Alliance said it’s working to create a regional bike share network around the county, which they said has more than 200 miles of existing trails.
“Bike shares serve as an affordable source of exercise and recreation as well as an efficient means of transportation,” the CID said. “Many municipalities and groups in Cobb and beyond are working towards having the infrastructure in place to support such a system.”
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