Community Leaders Test Ride New Micro-Mobility Technology

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Superpedestrian demonstrated its LINK e-scooter safety systems at the Queens Botanical Garden with local groups and community leaders who test drove the next-generation micro-mobility technology. The demonstration of this cutting-edge micro-mobility technology was led by Paul Steely White, Director of Development and Public Affairs at Superpedestrian. Community leaders participating in the e-scooter demo included Susan Lacerte, executive director of the Queens Botanical Garden, Taehoon Kim, president of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Christopher Torres, executive director of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, and Charles Yoon, President of the Korean American Association of Greater New York.

The demo was hosted in partnership with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Botanical Garden just inside the garden gates. Superpedestrian operates LINK in multiple cities across the U.S. and Europe. It recently launched in Rome, Italy and was just awarded a permit in Seattle, where it will launch this fall.

“The micromobility technology introduced by LINK into the New York market may finally address the Last Mile missing link in transit-starved areas of our City and help jumpstart local economies devastated by the pandemic,” stated John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “Expanding transportation options and user-friendly technology for residents and visitors will be critical in encouraging more New Yorkers to come back to our community and support small businesses and cultural institutions like the Queens Botanical Garden.”

The NYC Department of Transportation released the RFEI for e-Scooters (Request for Expressions of Interest) for demonstration projects earlier this month. The scooter pilot programs will be designated to operate in areas outside of Manhattan and in neighborhoods underserved by Citibike. The program is set to begin in March 2021.

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