City of Newark, NJ Extends Shared Micromobility Pilot
Citing high ridership across the community, the City of Newark has extended its micromobility pilot program through October 2023. Veo has served the city with a mixed fleet of about 1,000 vehicles for over a year, providing the community with an option to use the Astro standing scooter or Halo pedal bike to get where they need to go.
“Since the inception of Newark’s micromobility pilot program, thousands of residents and visitors alike have used shared scooters and bikes to get to work, meet friends, and patronize local businesses,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Not only is the program increasing personal mobility – it’s also increasing access, with high levels of ridership across the city. I continue to commend Veo for collaborating with us to create this innovative solution to public transportation in the City of Newark.”
Since the program’s launch in 2021, the City has installed bike corrals and bike racks to better integrate the micromobility program into Newark’s transportation system.
“Veo is honored to partner with the City of Newark for another year to deliver a successful shared mobility program for the community,” said Candice Xie, Veo co-founder and CEO. “We will continue to work in close collaboration with the City to ensure our shared scooters and bikes are an affordable, convenient, and fun car-free option for residents and visitors.”
Veo has worked in collaboration with the City to ensure everyone has access to shared scooters and bikes. This includes conducting community outreach focused on safe scooting and informing residents how to sign up for the Veo Access Program which provides discounts to community members with low incomes. Veo has also set up “Lucky Hubs” which provide a monetary incentive for riders to park their vehicles in designated areas across town.