Bike Chattanooga became the first bicycle share system in the Southeast when it launched in July 2012 in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System is a Public-Private Partnership between the City of Chattanooga and Motivate. Initially funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant, it was the largest bike share program to launch in the United States in 2012. Bike Chattanooga currently operates wth 33 solar-powered stations and 300 bicycles from North Shore to Southside and the Convention Center in the west to the University of Tennessee in the east plus the Tennessee Riverwalk.
Bike Chattanooga's bicycle system revolutionizes urban environments by providing the public with a fun, healthy, and convenient way to travel around Downtown. By providing an alternate form of transportation, Bike Chattanooga ensures residents and visitors alike have access to Chattanooga's vibrant downtown, beautiful outdoors, and well-connected neighborhoods while helping to reduce the carbon footprint created from motorized vehicles.
- The system's state-of-the-art stations are automated, portable, solar-powered, and wirelessly-integrated to withstand urban environments.
- The bikes are sturdy step-thru frame with 7 speed internal gear hubs, automatic front and rear flashing LED lights, chain guards, fenders, and a front cargo rack to allow users to ride in safety, comfort, and style.
- In 2014, Bike Chattanooga reached its 100,000th trip since its launch in 2012. Annual members and visitors have traveled 416,850 miles, burned 17.9 million calories, and saved 288 million lbs. of carbon dioxide.
Program: Bike Chattanooga
Public-Private Partnership between the City of Chattanooga and Motivate
Initially funded by: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Grant
Managed by: Transportation Department