Atlanta bike share: one step closer

phoenix bike share rendering

Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall (District 2) introducted a resolution authorizing Mayor Reed and the city to contract with a bike share company on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

The legislation will go to the CDHR (Community Development & Human Resources) committee for consideration. Is your council member on the committee? Take action! A quick email asking them to support the legislation would help show community support for this exciting initiative. Contact info: Andre Dickens - Chair; Michael Julian BondKeisha BottomsKwanza HallJoyce SheperdCleta WinslowIvory Lee Young. If you're not sure who represents you, find out here

[Update: council approved the resolution]

According to their website, 

CycleHop is an independent operator and product distributor. We source the best available products to meet our clients’ needs. We also integrate and develop new technologies for the bike share industry. Our team members have worked with leading bike share companies in developing and testing any types of bike share equipment, software, and support products. 

CycleHop is also setting up systems in Phoenix (see AZ Central video) and Tampa (see Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing Tampa).

As Creative Loafing put it, "Your dreams of checking out a bike near your Midtown office and pedaling to Broad Street for lunch are quickly becoming a reality." Read the article and post your comments on the Creative Loafing article here.