Midtown Bike Share Virtual Hubs being moved to the West End
With the recent expansion of physical bike share stations in Midtown, we are able to expand Relay’s operating capacity to the West End neighborhood. In an effort to support the local Westside Bike Champs efforts, Relay is setting up Virtual Hubs in the following locations later this month;
1. Gordon-White Park
2. West End Park*
4. West End MARTA Station
*Working with the City of Atlanta to get bike racks installed near West End Park in order to lock up bikes at this location.
These locations were chosen by local residents and were vetted through local outreach initiatives the Westside Bike Champs. These virtual hubs are a short term solution until we place the bikes and stations at these location in the Spring.
The Bike Share Inclusion Manager is an awesome opportunity for Atlanta’s bike share and was made possible by a grant that was written by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Atlanta’s Chief Bicycle Officer, Becky Katz. Besides the Inclusion Manager position, future bike share employment opportunities are on the horizon with the upcoming bike share expansion this Spring, so keep an eye out for more opportunities!
Speaking of the upcoming launch, the bikes are still on track for a February delivery. While we wait for the bikes to arrive, our local team has been focused on establishing partnerships and promotional opportunities for the 2017 calendar.
We are still actively engaging with organizations for co-promotional and event opportunities. If you’re interested in having your organization partner with Relay, please reach out to Relay’s Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator, Timberley Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we begin this new year, I’m very excited for all of the possibilities for Relay in 2017. Jobs are going to be created, stations and bikes are going to shoot up all over the city, and bike events will be happening weekly! They say that the key to being happy and having a positive attitude is to focus on the now, but for me, it’s really hard not to think of all the great things that are on the horizon this year. I hope you’re excited too.