New e-bike rebate program expected to offer Atlanta residents up to $2,000

An e-bike resembles a regular bicycle, with its batteries and electric motor integrated into the bike’s frame. Enthusiasts see e-bikes on national park trails as a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead.

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The Atlanta City Council recently allocated $1 million in funding for the city’s first-ever e-bike rebate program.

The Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program was created through a partnership between the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Propel ATL.

The program, which is set to launch this spring, will offer up to $2,000 toward an e-bike for an income-qualifying resident. Smaller rebates will apply for residents above the income requirement.  

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Rebecca Serna, the executive director of Propel ATL, and Rosalind Tucker, the managing director of Mobility Services at Atlanta Regional Commission, discuss the details of the program and how they think it will create new transportation options for residents.