Revel shut down its moped rental service within the Bronx final month due a rash of stolen components within the borough, based on a report and firm rep.
“We are pausing service in the Bronx due to a significant spike in thefts, which have left mopeds unusable for Revel’s riders,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. “We are exploring ways to address this issue and hope to resume service in the future.”
Revel baling from the borough was first reported by Bronx Times, which attributed the brand new coverage to a rash of battery thefts. Revel continues to function its controversial moped “share” in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, the corporate mentioned.
Revel launched its moped service in Brooklyn in 2018, however expanded its footprint considerably in 2020 throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complaints about consumer habits accompanied the speedy development, prompting Revel to institute new security guidelines — together with a ban on rides between midnight and 5 a.m.
The firm ultimately pulled its total fleet quickly for a month that summer time after a spate of three deadly crashes in simply 10 days. At least one rider has died in a crash since.
The metropolis Department of Transportation, which regulates moped share applications, banned app-based moped leases on the East River bridges this previous September.