The city of Atlanta and Relay Bike Share are giving $22 an hour for Bike Share Champions to promote the new program on the Westside. Ten advocates are being hired to conduct outreach specifically in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods that include AUC, the West End, Vine City and English Avenue, where new Relay bike share stations will be installed over the next year.
Earlier this summer, city leaders officially launched the long-anticipated bike sharing program. Operated by Cyclehop, the program features 100 bright blue bikes at 10 downtown locations, but will expand to 500 bikes across the city over the next year, if all goes according to plan.
“In conversations with Westside residents, we hear that the community wants workforce development and greater access to job opportunities and career training,” said Becky Katz, the city’s Chief Bicycle Officer, in the release. “The Bike Share Champions program will provide a job as well as an opportunity to promote Atlanta’s bike share as a useful, affordable, and meaningful transportation tool.”
The program is a partnership between the city, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, WeCycle, Urban Perform, Red, Bike & Green Atlanta, and Relay Bike Share. Officials say it’ll support Atlanta’s efforts to achieve national recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.”
To apply to be a Bike Share Champion, visit atlantabike.org/bikechampionsapply. Deadline is Sept. 19.