Meet Revel, WABA’s latest Local Leader Business Member!
WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach, and education. Our business members are committed to a creating a healthy, more livable region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today, meet Revel.
At a time when Americans are increasingly moving to cities, safe and reliable urban mobility is a key concern. Cities need to adapt to changes in where people live and work, how land is used, and how they get around — especially in areas not easily accessible from public transit hubs.
Revel is a shared electric vehicle company that helps people who live and work in cities get where they need to go in a safe and reliable way. We offer a convenient transit option focused on decreasing congestion and emissions in all eight of DC’s wards, as well as in New York City and Austin.
We’re pleased to support WABA’s commitment to building a future for DC that prioritizes safe urban transit and low emissions. At Revel, we seek to work with the communities where we operate. That means partnering with impactful groups like WABA, supporting the city’s aggressive carbon and Vision Zero goals, and actively listening to the community’s feedback.
Our vehicles operate seamlessly within DC’s existing regulatory, transportation, and parking systems. Revels are completely street legal and registered with with DC Department of Motor Vehicles. They are ridden and parked in the street like cars, not impeding the right of way for cyclists in bike lanes or pedestrians on sidewalks. And because Revels are electric and have a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour, they don’t create noise or air pollution.
To use our service, riders download the Revel app and upload driver’s license information so that we can run a safety check. Once cleared, riders are shown a safety video showing how to access the two helmets provided with each moped and how to properly start the vehicle, ride, and park. Through our Revel Access program, we offer a 40 percent discount for riders who qualify for any local or federally administered assistance program, and we also offer a 20 percent discount for active military members and veterans.
Mopeds are popular in virtually every other part of the world because they fill gaps in urban transit systems, especially getting between neighborhoods within cities. We’re proud to be bringing the same solution to DC, and we’re proud to partner with WABA to support safe streets for all DC residents.
Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? Help show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.