Imagine having a network of E-scooter and E-bike secure parking and charging stations?
A day out might start with hitting the HMB Coastside Farmers’ Market. Riders could charge up at the market.
Then, they could stop at The Barn to enjoy a Barnalicious Barn Burger, refreshing beer from the outside Beer Bar and even some live music on the weekends.
No fear of making it home with fully and freshly charged bikes and scooters.
A Possible Network of Swiftmile Stations
- Oceano Hotel
- Vassar St (Mavericks Paddle shop, Coastside Beach Club or the HMB Yacht Club)
- *Johnston Pier Pillar Point Harbor (HMB Kayak, Mavericks Surf Shop, Ketch)
- *Pillar Point RV Park (Harbor)
- *Granada Community Services District’s Jetty Parking lot
- Beach House HMB
- The Miramar Restaurant
- The Barn
- Sea Horse Ranch
- HMB Coastside Chamber on North Main St., HMB
- Stone Pine, HMB
- *City of HMB Downtown parking lot (City)
- San Benito Cantina, HMB
- Shoreline station (Bay Travel/Farmers Market/Dads Luncheonette)
- BikeWorks, Kelly HMB
- Pasta Moon, South Main St HMB
- Ritz (future)
- * will require agency staff, and maybe board, approval. All City of HMB sites may require City approval.
Swiftmile Use Cases
The idea of Swiftmile was sparked while one of its founders, Colin Roche, endured a particularly miserable 2014 commute on a clogged Bay Area roadway. Stalled at a gridlocked intersection, he spotted a commuter – fully dressed in work clothes – swiftly and effortlessly cruising past in the congestion-free bike lane on an electric bicycle, a huge smile beaming across his face. Colin wondered to himself, why hadn’t more people discovered this simple-yet-genius solution to end their transportation torture?
The answer was obvious: more vehicles were needed, and they needed to be charged and easily accessible to commuters. An idea was born: why not build a complete on-demand, solar-powered charging and sharing system for electric bikes, scooters, and the vehicles of the future? The concept could get people out of their cars, reduce local traffic, improve air quality, and provide a more efficient, fun and healthier way to get around.
Our vision was quickly validated, as in the first year of our journey we were honored by Verizon with their Powerful Answers Award, a global competition to discover and help bring to market technologies that can address the world’s greatest transportation challenges. More than 1500 entries from companies representing 78 countries had been vying to be recognized. The game was on!
Today, our light electric transit systems are deployed in some of the most forward-thinking cities and innovative companies in the world. We are proud to partner with those that have recognized the need for a more efficient way to move their people around. Of course, with a smile on all their faces!
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