About viaCycle Bike Share
The City of Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology and viaCycle launched the first major bike sharing program in the Southeast in November of 2011. Originally designed by mechanical engineering graduate students at Tech, the system represents a new generation of flexible and affordable bike sharing programs. Unlike other systems in the country, our technology uses normal bike racks and requires no docking stations or special infrastructure. viaCycle worked with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, which provided funding through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) through the U.S. Department of Energy. viaCycle has gone on to replicate its program at George Mason University in Virginia.
Encouraging Atlantans to get out of their cars is a focal point of many of the initiatives in Connect Atlanta, the city’s first comprehensive transportation plan. In addition to 95 miles of planned rail and bus routes, Connect Atlanta proposes new pedestrian facilities, as well as 200 miles of bicycle lanes.