All photos by Isadora Pennington

A crowd of bike enthusiast gathered at noon today at Woodruff Park for the launch of Atlanta’s new bike sharing program, Relay.

“Relay promotes my vision to make bikes accessible to anyone,” said Mayor Kasim Reed told the audience. “We are making it clear that bicycling works.”

Cyclists can reserve a bike online and get a unique PIN number to unlock the bike at one of the stations. The cost is $8 an hour, $15 per month (which includes an hour of daily ride time), $20 per month (which includes 90 minutes of daily ride time), or a $25 semester pass for students who get an hour of daily ride time.

The stations now open for bike rentals are:

S. Broad Street (Broad Street & Mitchell Street)
M. Rich Center (MLK Jr. Drive & Pryor Street)
City Hall (Trinity Avenue & Central Avenue)
Underground Atlanta (Peachtree Street & Wall Street)
GSU Arts & Humanities (Gilmer Street & Peachtree Center Avenue)
GSU Petit Science Center (Piedmont Avenue & Decatur Street)
Woodruff Park (Auburn Avenue & Park Place)
Sweet Auburn Market (Jesse Hill Jr. Drive & Coca Cola Place)
Hardy Ivy Park (Peachtree Street & Baker Street)
Nelson Street Bridge (Nelson Street & Chapel Street)

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is conducting a survey to collect public feedback on where additional bike share stations should be located around the city. Text the name of the neighborhood you want to see bike share in to 678-647-7176.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.