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


Athens-Clarke Commission extends scooter ban

The Athens-Clarke County Commission extended a ban on rentable electric scooters for an additional six months, meaning the flocks of Bird scooters — or scooters from another company ...
October 4, 2019
Athens Banner-Herald

Decatur passes E Scooter ordinance, offers monthly classes

Decatur’s commission recently passed an electric scooter ordinance after an 8-month interim agreement with Lime, the only scooter company currently operating within city limits.
September 24, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Figures Out How To Collect Fines For Impounded Scooters

September 10, 2019
WABE

Atlanta City Council to take up repeal of scooter permits

August 6, 2019
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta council to consider action on scooter permits and tennis centers contract at its next meeting

The mayor plans to introduce legislation at the council’s next meeting, when the order ends, to address the long-term effect the scooters have on the city’s infrastructure and public...
August 5, 2019
Neighbor News

Mayor Bottoms moves to rein in electric scooters in Atlanta

July 26, 2019
Atlanta Business Chronicle

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