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Alpharetta Bike Share Program Expands To Downtown

Released August 09, 2019 12:01 PM

The City of Alpharetta has expanded its bike share program into Downtown Alpharetta with the addition of a new bike share station on the town green, adjacent to the popular interactive fountain.  The addition brings the total number of bike share stations in Alpharetta to five with a sixth station located in Roswell’s Big Creek Park.

Launched in May 2016 in partnership with Zagster, Alpharetta began its bike share program with 12 cruiser bikes spread across three stations, all located along the Big Creek Greenway.  The later addition of a station at Avalon and the new station in Downtown Alpharetta, however, moves the City’s bike share program from being a recreational diversion to a more robust program that begins to connect key destination points.

Accessing Alpharetta Bike Share is easy.  Bikes can be found via the free Zagster Mobile App for iPhone and Android, or online at www.zagster.com/alpharetta. Each bike has a unique number which riders enter into the app (or online) to obtain a single-use code to open the lockbox on the back of the bike. A key, stored inside and tethered to the lockbox, allows a bike to be secured throughout the ride. The rental ends when a bike is returned to an Alpharetta Bike Share station, allowing the bike to be available for the next rider to enjoy.

Riders join the bike-share program by enrolling for annual or daily passes, with the first three hours free. Additional hours are $3 for daily passes and $2 for annual pass holders with a maximum cost of $24.

Zagster’s unique bike-share program gives users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want, and features the Zagster 8, an award-winning cruiser bike known for practical design, comfortable ride, and easy handling. Each bike includes a spacious basket, perfect for carrying groceries, takeout, or personal belongings. And with rider safety as a priority, every bike comes equipped with automatic lights, full reflectors, and a bell.  Riders must provide their own helmet, which is required under Georgia law for all riders.