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Shared Active Transportation Resources

Many GMA member cities have experienced the sudden appearance of bikes, e-scooters, and other small vehicles equipped with GPS devices (collectively known as shared active transportation vehicles) that users activate with cell phone apps. Users rent, return, and ride these SATVs on public rights of way. SATVs are often introduced without informing or consulting affected municipalities. In response, Georgia cities are now looking to manage shared active transportation and its implications for local authority, public safety, data-sharing, and equity. On this Resource page, you will find case studies, publications, and news articles about this important new form of transportation and how cities are responding.
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Case Studies and Publications

Shared Active Transportation News

Macon may fire a preemptive strike before a wave of scooters hit the streets

1/14/2019 9:17:30 AM
Macon Telegraph

VIDEO: Atlanta City Council lays down law on scooters

1/8/2019 9:09:42 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta City Council could approve electric scooter regulations Monday

1/7/2019 8:48:56 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Uber launches electric bike service in Atlanta today

1/7/2019 8:29:51 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Uber launches its own brand of e-scooters in Atlanta

12/20/2018 9:54:41 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Lime credits city's 'increasing push to create bike lanes' for Atlanta popularity

12/19/2018 9:28:02 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

The City Of Decatur Is Cracking Down On E-scooters

12/19/2018 9:09:31 AM

Athens-Clarke Commission grounds Bird scooters

12/6/2018 10:17:34 AM
Athens Banner-Herald

Athens officials to consider Bird scooter ban

Athens-Clarke County has taken a step toward sweeping Bird scooters off Athens streets. Officials plan to consider a proposed ordinance banning the motorized vehicles and other “shar...
11/21/2018 8:52:25 AM
Athens Banner-Herald

Scooter companies Bird, Lime object to proposed cap on their Atlanta fleets

11/16/2018 8:33:15 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta eyes regulation of booming electric scooter business

11/14/2018 7:51:13 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Athens-Clarke County weighs options to deal with Bird scooters

10/22/2018 10:20:32 AM
Athens Banner-Herald

Eastside commissioners: Barnett Shoals bike experiment a nonstarter

10/18/2018 7:59:41 AM
Athens Banner-Herald

As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

10/15/2018 8:14:26 AM

Brookhaven grapples with electric scooters, bikes

10/15/2018 8:13:18 AM
Reporter Newspapers

Atlanta tries to embrace popularity of electric scooters without being overrun

10/12/2018 9:20:51 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Savannah e-scooter ban planned to get ahead of fast-moving start-ups

9/10/2018 9:39:33 AM
Savannah Morning News

Bird scooters land in Athens, but may fly away

8/27/2018 10:13:19 AM
Athens Banner-Herald

Scooters Are Everywhere, Now Atlanta’s Considering Safety Regs

8/9/2018 9:50:58 AM

Scooters: Sidewalk Nuisances, Or The Future Of Local Transportation?

8/2/2018 10:05:55 AM

Dockless Bikeshare Company Quits Atlanta, One Month After Launch

7/23/2018 8:54:57 AM

Local cities cope with ‘dockless’ bikes, scooters

7/20/2018 10:28:09 AM
Reporter Newspapers