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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


Decatur to hold work session on electric scooters ordinance

5/1/2019 9:17:54 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

North Fulton prepares for e-scooters, but do they need to?

4/26/2019 11:19:10 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Scooters could factor into metro's transit future, state director says

4/23/2019 9:33:49 AM
Marietta Daily Journal

'Clear The Clutter' Tool Aims To Increase Enforcement On E-Scooters

4/11/2019 9:18:32 AM
GPB News

Scooter company says it’s unsure why vehicles are in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs

4/1/2019 9:23:44 AM
Reporter Newspapers

Roswell revs up for debate on ban of e-scooters

3/29/2019 8:17:03 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brookhaven passes ordinance allowing electric scooters

3/27/2019 8:10:00 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Electric scooters spotted in Sandy Springs as neighboring cities consider regulations

3/20/2019 10:23:50 AM
Reporter Newspapers

Grant Park man sues Bird scooter company after injury in Midtown

3/19/2019 9:18:18 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How safe is that e-scooter? Hospitals asked to tally injuries

3/11/2019 10:06:41 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lime scooter company warns of brake issue; won’t reveal Atlanta impacts

2/27/2019 9:33:37 AM
Reporter Newspapers

Atlanta City Council wants data on scooter accidents

2/19/2019 8:50:02 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Marietta leaders impose ban on e-scooters

2/14/2019 8:51:07 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta-area - City of Marietta set to consider banning electric scooters

The Marietta Daily Journal reports the Marietta city council is expected to approve the ban at its meeting Wednesday. Mayor Steve Tumlin says the electric scooters would clash with t...
2/13/2019 8:56:05 AM
Access North Georgia

Dockless mobility options here to stay in Midtown Atlanta

2/4/2019 9:20:40 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Dunwoody begins talks on how to handle electric scooters

The City Council can choose to wait and see if and when scooters arrive in large numbers to decide if regulations are necessary, write and approve an ordinance before they arrive, Sm...
1/31/2019 9:09:28 AM
Reporter Newspapers

Decatur EScooter agreement takes effect as Bird Rides back out

1/31/2019 8:20:22 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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
WABE

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