ASBURY PARK RIDERS EXCEED 100,000 RIDES ON SUPERPEDESTRAN’S LINK E-SCOOTERS SINCE LAUNCH
High footfall even in the winter months, orderly parking and driving, and working with local businesses make Asbury Park a model for well-made electric scooters
ASBURY PARK, NJ — Since launching its scooter fleet in May 2021, Asbury Park riders have completed more than 100,000 rides on Superpedestrian’s LINK electric scooters. The city’s busiest day was September 18 during the Sea.Hear.Now festival, when LINK electric scooters logged over 2,500 rides. Even during the cold winter months, residents often make over 100 daily trips.
Superpedestrian’s electric scooters proved hugely popular, with fears of chaos and clutter never materializing. Scooter parking has been kept tidy and orderly, while residents and visitors take frequent scooter rides which boost local business. The city shared that community feedback was ultimately positive, and the scooters even helped ease the downtown parking situation, as people use scooters to “park and roll” from other neighborhoods. .
“We see Asbury Park as a model for the rest of New Jersey. With the right rules and the right technology, we are all working together to show how to make scooters for local residents and businesses,” said Zach Williams, policy manager at Superpedestrian.
Why superpedestrian scooters work well at Asbury Park:
Tidy parking and strict sidewalk management ensure that the electric scooter stays where it belongs
Safety trainings with local community organizations, combined with safe scooter design, have made riding safer
As the city’s exclusive supplier, Superpedestrian has made significant investments in its local team and can interface more effectively with the city, businesses and residents to make adjustments, move scooters and respond to complaints.
Superpedestrian spun out of MIT in 2013 with a mission to develop the world’s smartest and safest fleets of light electric vehicles. In 2020, Superpedestrian launched the LINK Scooter, billed as “The Volvo of e-Scooters” for its patented Vehicle Intelligence platform that actively prevents costly mechanical and electrical hazards plaguing other e-scooter operators. Superpedestrian has become a global leader in human-scale transportation and mobility robotics, holding more than 40 patents in autonomous vehicle breakdown protection, automated maintenance software, fleet optimization and vehicle context awareness.
How to ride Superpedestrian LINK electric scooters:
To ride a scooter, simply download the LINK mobile app from your iOS or Android app store, use the app to find a scooter, and scan its QR code to get started. Rides cost $1 to unlock the scooter, plus 39 cents per minute. Superpedestrian also offers accommodation for cyclists without a smartphone or credit card.
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