There are so many different ways people use Relay Bike Share, launched in Atlanta in 2016, so it's fun to look back and see how some locals *thought* they'd use it. These stories were collected in partnership with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH.)
Though he spent his early childhood in northern Illinois, Victor has called metro Atlanta home since he was nine years old. Last December, he graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in finance and currently works as a real estate analyst for a property tax company in Tucker.
Though he was born in the Latvian capital city of Riga, Michael has lived in the Atlanta area since he was a toddler. Raised by immigrant parents in Tucker, Michael moved to Atlanta in 2005 to enroll in Georgia Tech’s industrial design program and has been intown ever since.
Nikki came to the Atlanta area from Jackson, MS as a toddler, spending most of her childhood and adolescence in Gwinnett County. An actor and model by trade, she currently lives in Grant Park and has previously resided in Virginia-Highland and Buckhead.
A product of Grady High School and Georgia State University, Louie has had the opportunity to live in several intown neighborhoods including Midtown, Inman Park, Candler Park, and the Westside. “I like the walkability aspect,” he says. “I like being able to walk to a coffee shop or walk to a grocery store and not have to get in a car and sit in traffic.
Chandra was born and raised in the town of Gallatin, TN, about 30 miles outside of Nashville. She first arrived in Atlanta in 1999 to finish up her college degree. Since then, she's lived in several intown neighborhoods and currently resides in Midtown near Piedmont Park.
Like many people who have moved to Atlanta in recent years, Colin came to work in the city’s booming film industry. A native of Pittsburgh, the utility sound technician lived in Virginia Beach, Orlando, and Los Angeles before arriving in Atlanta in the fall of 2014.
Bob moved to Atlanta with his family fifty years ago, and save for a few years spent in Athens and Knoxville, he’s lived here ever since. He and his wife reside in the city’s Margaret Mitchell neighborhood, a leafy enclave of Buckhead located north of Moores Mill Road and west of I-75.
Living on three continents and visiting dozens of cities - not to mention her extensive involvement in civic affairs - have given Saba, a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an exceptional perspective on the notions of place and transportation. She first came to Atlanta in 2003 to attend Georgia State University and subsequently decided to stay and build a life for herself here.
Like so many of our sprawling city's residents, Rosi lives in one neighborhood and commutes to another for work. The trilingual Venezuela native, who currently calls Summerhill home, teaches Spanish and Italian to children in Atlanta's northwest suburbs. After a long day of work, her car is the last place she wants to be.
Charles is an Atlanta native, but has spent much of the last decade in Los Angeles. He's been back in Atlanta for about three years. During the work week he spends most of his time in the city's north metro suburbs, living in North Druid Hills and commuting by car to his Alpharetta office.
Chansong was born and raised in Daejeon, the fifth largest city in South Korea. She first came to the U.S. at age 15 as a high school exchange student, spending a year in the small mining town of Boron, CA. After completing her secondary education back in Korea, Chansong opted to return to the U.S.
*Special thanks to Shane Tepper, writer and photographer of profiles.