Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Announces Partnership with Veo to Distribute No cost Helmets

Helmets will be obtainable at any of the Customer Details Centers situated at 2427 Key Street, 200 Santa Monica Pier (Looff Hippodrome), and 1400 Ocean Avenue.

Santa Monica Vacation & Tourism (SMTT) and Santa Monica-centered, micro-mobility company Veo have announced a partnership to distribute cost-free helmets to riders in the Town. The two businesses are also collaborating with Santa Monica Spoke, a community 501(c)3 business focused to bettering going for walks and biking in the Town.

“Safety stays a leading priority in Santa Monica which can make this partnership with Veo so essential to us,” stated Misti Kerns, President and CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism. “Historically, above 80% of right away site visitors to our community never ever use a vehicle after they arrive in Santa Monica, demonstrating the walkability of the space. On top of that, the 19 miles of inexperienced bicycle lanes all over the Town assist active mobility and we’re assured this collaboration is going to further more encourage tourists and our people to safely and securely use alternative transportation and that’s a gain for absolutely everyone.”

Helmets will be obtainable at any of the Customer Information and facts Centers found at 2427 Key Road, 200 Santa Monica Pier (Looff Hippodrome), and 1400 Ocean Avenue. Right after use, helmets can be returned to a person of these areas where by they will then be donated to Santa Monica Spoke for a long term local community challenge. Helmets are 1 sizing fits most. In accordance with regional polices, all riders need to be 18 yrs or more mature to hire a Veo e-bicycle or scooter.

“Whether you are headed to the beach or likely to supper downtown, hopping on a shared scooter or bicycle is a single of the most effective methods to explore all that Santa Monica has to offer you,” mentioned Candice Xie, Veo co-founder and CEO. “Veo generally encourages our riders to wear a helmet, but we also know it is not the initial thing a lot of site visitors pack in their baggage. This distinctive partnership will make it less complicated for anyone to grab a free helmet on the go. We thank SMTT for partnering with us to assistance a risk-free and sustainable journey practical experience for guests.”

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Veo has been offering shared electric powered scooters and bikes given that July 2021 as aspect of the City’s shared scooter and bike pilot system. Their mission is to close motor vehicle dependency by creating clean transportation obtainable to all. Driving is uncomplicated: simply identify your ride employing the VeoRide application, scan the QR code and shell out a $1  unlock cost. Riders then pay an added for each-moment charge for just about every journey taken. The firm also delivers a discounted pricing selection for reduce-cash flow riders by way of its Veo Access software.