LINK E-SCOOTERS TO LAUNCH IN ASBURY PARK, OFFERING A NEW, SAFER, SUSTAINABLE WAY TO GET AROUND ON THE JERSEY SHORE
Superpedestrian’s technologically advanced LINK e-scooters will help the city meet its goals of expanding equitable access to micromobility.
ASBURY PARK, NJ – The Asbury Park City Council on Wednesday night gave final approval to the launch of Superpedestrian’s LINK shared e-scooter service, making it Asbury Park’s exclusive provider for the next three years. The first of 50 silver and bright yellow vehicles will be deployed later this spring growing to a fleet of 250, with a focus on inter-neighborhood access and connections to NJ TRANSIT. Asbury Park is the first New Jersey city served by Superpedestrian’s LINK scooters.
LINK scooters are the smartest, safest and more stable e-scooters in the industry. LINK is the first and only e-scooter with on-board Artificial Intelligence that autonomously performs vehicle maintenance, ensuring every vehicle is safe before every ride. Superpedestrian will host safety workshops and free helmet distribution for residents prior to launching.
To ride a LINK scooter, simply download the LINK mobile app from your iOS or Android app store, and use the app to scan a scooter’s QR code. LINK also has accommodations for riders without smartphones. Rides cost $1 to unlock a scooter plus 35 cents per minute. Asbury Park residents receiving local, state or federal assistance will qualify for a 70 percent discount under the “LINK-Up” program.
“We are thrilled to offer our LINK scooters to Asbury Park residents,” said William Knapp, VP of Operations at Superpedestrian. “As we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic, safe, sustainable, and accessible modes of transport are increasingly important. We look forward to serving Asbury Park residents and visitors to the shore with our unique LINK scooters, engineered for rider safety and convenient individualized transport.”
What makes LINK scooters safe and city-friendly:
- LINK’s on-board A.I. Mechanic ensures vehicles are safe before each and every ride
- Geofencing protects pedestrians by keeping scooters out of pedestrian plazas and other restricted zones
Each LINK scooter has five computers that work together to monitor every component thousands of times per second, instantly self-repair electronic systems, and flag mechanical components for maintenance if needed. Superpedestrian has launched thousands of LINK scooters across twenty cities, from Seattle to Rome, and has a spotless record of compliance and safety.
Superpedestrian is seeking input from Asbury Park residents who have suggestions for deployment locations. Community members will be able to submit their ideas and feedback on the company’s Asbury Park website, which will launch in May.
Superpedestrian’s approach is distinguished by a commitment to collaborate with cities. The LINK scooters are equipped with unique geofence technology that enhances compliance with regulations such as speed limits and no-ride zones. Superpedestrian also hires locally and employs skilled mechanics, ensuring quality repairs and servicing.
Superpedestrian’s commitment to safety also includes strict personnel procedures and frequent vehicle sanitation protocols to prevent the spread of COVID. The company will continue to work closely with the city and operational teams to reliably sanitize scooters.
To ride a LINK scooter, simply download the LINK mobile app from your iOS or Android app store. Then locate a scooter via the LINK app. Once you find a scooter, be sure the throttle LED is GREEN, this means the scooter is available to rent. Then scan the scooter’s QR code (located on top of the handlebars) via the LINK app to unlock. Wait up to 10 seconds for the throttle LED to turn WHITE, indicating the scooter is unlocked and ready to ride.
About LINK: LINK is the world’s safest and smartest e-scooter. Engineered and built by Superpedestrian, a mobility engineering and technology company that develops and launches urban transport solutions, LINK scooters are the first to offer self-diagnostic and self-protection technologies that keep riders and pedestrians safe.