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.

Case Studies and Publications



Shared Active Transportation News


Atlanta Becomes First City With "Charged" Scooter Stations

July 3, 2019
GPB News

Smyrna leaders vote to ban e-scooters

June 19, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

VIDEO: Atlanta Police issue scooter safety video

June 17, 2019
Reporter Newspapers

Lilburn becomes latest Gwinnett city to pass e-scooter ban

June 12, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Officials Look At Ways To Crack Down On Scooters

June 11, 2019
WABE

Alpharetta takes first step toward banning e-scooters

May 23, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Smyrna scoots vote on scooters

May 22, 2019
Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna considering banning electric scooters

May 20, 2019
Marietta Daily Journal

Decatur to hold work session on electric scooters ordinance

May 1, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

April 26, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

April 23, 2019
Marietta Daily Journal

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

April 11, 2019
GPB News

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

April 1, 2019
Reporter Newspapers

Roswell revs up for debate on ban of e-scooters

March 29, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brookhaven passes ordinance allowing electric scooters

March 27, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Electric scooters spotted in Sandy Springs as neighboring cities consider regulations

March 20, 2019
Reporter Newspapers

Grant Park man sues Bird scooter company after injury in Midtown

March 19, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

March 11, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

February 27, 2019
Reporter Newspapers

Atlanta City Council wants data on scooter accidents

February 19, 2019
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Marietta leaders impose ban on e-scooters

February 14, 2019
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...
February 13, 2019
Access North Georgia

Dockless mobility options here to stay in Midtown Atlanta

February 4, 2019
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...
January 31, 2019
Reporter Newspapers

Decatur EScooter agreement takes effect as Bird Rides back out

January 31, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution