Monday, May 11, 2020
Revel quietly expands downtown with rideshare scooters now available in the East Village
In recent weeks, several readers — notably Dave on 7th! — have shared photos of Revel scooters parked on East Village streets.
The electric scooter company launched here in March 2018 with operations mostly in parts of Queens and Brooklyn. More recently, the company expanded into upper Manhattan ... and by the end of April, their service now includes the East Village (kind of hard to tell on this coverage map that Revel supplied).
A rep for the scooter-share company confirmed the expansion, and emphasized their free membership for health-care workers.
For non-frontline workers... to get started, you need to download the Revel app. Pricing is $1 to unlock a scooter (and access a helmet) parked on a street and then it's 31 cents a minute. Any scooter rented in Manhattan has to stay here. So no road tips to, say, Fort Tilden.