Since launching a month ago, VeoRiders have racked up nearly 500 miles traversing between Fairhaven and Mattapoisett and to places within each town. And, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 196,664 grams. Not a bad start! We’re thrilled at how the Fairhaven and Mattapoisett community has embraced ride sharing, a success we credit in large part to the close partnership between VeoRide, local town leaders, especially Selectman Bob Espindola and South Coast Bikeway Alliance committee member Bonne DeSousa.
VeoRide’s general manager for the area, Anne Coulter, notes that Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are ideal partners because they are committed to innovation and sustainability. They have established scenic bike paths, are continuing to seek more bike lanes and have a bike-friendly community who care about not only their own health but also the health of the environment.
Espindola has heard positive feedback about VeoRide from his constituents at the launch events that occurred in the first couple weeks of operation. While bikes are frequently used to go between the two towns, bikes tend to end up in places where people use them most. Coulter’s team will move the 60 bikes around to various locations so they’re more balanced and available, and the app always shows where to find a bike if it’s not right in front of you.
Another plus of the app – VeoRiders can use it to rent bikes all markets we serve, not just Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, but other New England towns such as Henniker and Nashua, New Hampshire. More locations to come; we’re just getting started! Download the VeoRide app today to experience the beautiful area by bike with family and friends!
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