Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program
Atlanta Regional Commission, the City of Atlanta, and PropelATL partner for an equity-focused
e-bike rebate program, making sustainable commuting affordable.
Expected launch: Spring 2024
The Atlanta Regional Commission is partnering with the City of Atlanta and Propel ATL to offer an equity focused e-bike rebate program designed to provide affordable transportation options for City of Atlanta residents, particularly moderate and low-income individuals. Fueled by a $1,000,000 investment from the City of Atlanta, this initiative aims to break down barriers to e-bike ownership, reduce transportation costs, and replace solo car trips to work, the grocery store, and local parks and recreation centers.
City of Atlanta residents can apply for a limited number of rebates. The program is expected to launch in Spring 2024. Income qualified residents are eligible to receive a $1,500 rebate for a standard e-bike and $2,000 for a cargo e-bike. Rebates for other residents are $500 for a standard e-bike and $1,000 for a cargo e-bike. Rebates are limited to one per resident and bikes must be purchased at a participating local bike shop. About 800 to 1,000 e-bikes are expected to be purchased through the rebate program.
The program will provide an upfront rebate known as a point-of-sale rebate, which means the rebate amount is deducted from the price of the bike when you buy it at local bike shop. You don’t have to submit a receipt and get reimbursed after the purchase.
Available E-Bike Rebates
Instant Rebate Standard E-Bike - $500 Cargo E-Bike - $1000
Income Qualified Rebate Standard E-Bike - $1500 Cargo E-Bike - $2000
Historic Blandtown Atlanta
Blandtown, a historic neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, has experienced a notable transformation in its relationship with biking over the years. Originally established in the mid-19th century by freedman Felix Bland, Blandtown was one of Atlanta's earliest African-American settlements. However, by the late 20th century, industrial expansion and zoning changes led to its decline.
In recent years, there's been a revitalization effort in Blandtown, with biking emerging as a key aspect of this transformation. The Atlanta BeltLine, a major urban redevelopment project, played a crucial role in this shift. This project has been converting old railway corridors around the city into a network of multi-use trails, parks, and transit options, linking neighborhoods like Blandtown with greater Atlanta.
The BeltLine has encouraged a surge in biking popularity, providing residents with a sustainable and healthy transportation option. The trails offer safe and scenic routes for cyclists, fostering a biking culture in the area. Additionally, various bike-sharing programs and community initiatives have further supported biking as an integral part of Blandtown’s lifestyle and connectivity with the rest of Atlanta. This shift towards biking aligns with broader trends in urban living, promoting environmentally friendly transportation and active lifestyles.