Kasim Reed to kick off city's expanded bike program with 3-mile ride


The city of Atlanta’s bike share program is expanding, and it couldn’t come at a better time given the city’s recent traffic woes.

The Relay program will grow from 100 bikes at 22 stations to 500 bikes at 65 locations, according to a news release. The program, which is operated by Cyclehop on behalf of the city, was announced in March 2015 and launched in June 2016.

Mayor Kasim Reed will attend a community event for Relay’s expansion Wednesday. He’ll be joined by Georgia’s Own Credit Union executive Adam Marlowe, Cyclehop General Manager Dan Murphy, Atlanta Commissioner Tim Keane and Atlanta Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz. V-103 radio host Frank Ski will emcee the event.

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The public event will include a formal program, food trucks, giveaways and interactive games for children. 

City officials, including Reed, will take a three-mile ride in Piedmont Park, on the Atlanta BeltLine and through Virginia-Highland.
The event begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive Gate entrance to Piedmont Park, 521 Park Drive NE.

Here’s a system map, and a list of new Relay bike share stations
Midtown:
Arts Center MARTA
Georgia’s Own (14th and Juniper)
Piedmont Park West
Outwrite Station
Piedmont Park East
Piedmont Park South
11th and Peachtree
Midtown MARTA North
Tech Square
Argonne and 5th
Greenwood Ave BeltLine
Fourth Ward Park
North Ave MARTA
Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Downtown:
Civic Center MARTA
Peachtree Center MARTA
Little Five Points
Piedmont and Auburn
Jackson St. Bridge

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West Atlanta Hubs:
Atlantic Station
14th and Howell Mill
Tech Parkway
Home Park
State and11th
W. Campus Housing
Piedmont Park West
Central Park
Coca-Cola Campus
Georgia Tech Transit Hub
Clough Commons
Georgia Tech CRC
Gordon-White Park
Westside MARTA
Woodruff Library (AUC)
Historic Westside Village
Spelman College
Castleberry Hill

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East Atlanta Hubs:
Virginia-Highland
Atkins Park
Poncey-Highland
Little Five Points
King of Pops
Inman Village
Inman Park
Inman Park MARTA
Highland Ave – Freedom Park Trail
Irwin and Eastside BeltLine
Studioplex
Edgewood Ave and Eastside BeltLine
Randolph and Edgewood
Jackson and Chamberlain
King Memorial MARTA
Cherokee and Woodward
Park and Memorial
Grant Park

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