Carlos Vazquez, is our September User Spotlight. He has Relay corporate membership through Coca-Cola. Carlos uses Relay in-tandem with other modes of travel to construct a more predictable commuting pattern. His average trip distance is 1-1/2 miles, but that part of his travel is time-saving and stress relieving.
– What part of Atlanta do you live?
I live in Newnan, Georgia.
– Why do you ride Relay Bike Share? And how often?
It breaks up my commute and I always know how long it will take me to get from point a to point b regardless of traffic. I drive or vanpool much of the commute, then take Relay on the final leg. I ride Relay 3-4 times a week (twice daily in the morning and the afternoon).
– How has Relay Bike Share helped or benefitted you?
It gives me a mental break in the morning and afternoon, with no traffic stress, and it is a part of my overall fitness routine.
– Has anything interesting happened while riding Relay?
I decided to take Varsity food home one night and pulled into the drive thru. Everyone from the car hop to other car drivers did not know what to make of my approach on a Relay bike. I didn’t care; I still got to take my delicious Varsity food home in my backpack.
– What is your favorite (or most used) Relay station?
The hub at the Coca-Cola Atlanta Office Complex, by the Luckie Street cycletrack.
– Do you have any suggestions on improving the Relay Bike Share system?
I’m not really sure how to report an issue with a malfunctioning bike, and have struggled to figure it out. Sometimes at some of the stations all bikes cannot be used due to out of service or just not waking-up. It would be good to be able to report all that at once.