Respecting the past, Building the future

Revel Moped Shuts Down

Back in 2020, Revel Mopeds appeared in one of OANA’s meetings.  This was a fascinating service: One of the first examples of rental of transit equipment with having to go to a central base. You just left the moped where you last used it, and it was then picked up by the next rider.

This idea revolutionized movement in the city!!

However, primarily because riders often abused the privilege and ignored basic safety rules like wearing helmets , not following basic traffic rules, and abusing the equipment, REVEL is shutting down their Moped service and instead concentrating on their Electric Car Rideshare Service.

Here is an article from the Brooklyn Eagle regarding the shutdown.

OANA regrets that this is an example of how today’s lack of respect for regulations and minor laws can result in a few bad actors ruining a great service for all of you. To all of those who refused to wear helmets, ignored the laws, and road on prohibited street, congratulations!!!! You have successfully abused a great service, never to return.

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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