Wheels Launches in Santa Monica and West Hollywood to Expand Micromobility Access Across Los Angeles

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July 06, 2021

Leading last mile, shared electric mobility platform Wheels gives LA residents and tourists a new way to get around the city on two-wheel sit-down e-scooters.

Wheels announced that it will expand its Los Angeles services to Santa Monica and West Hollywood, becoming the only e-scooter operator in the county that gives riders an end-to-end transportation option throughout Los Angeles. From Sunset Boulevard to the Santa Monica pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame to the Los Angeles County Art Museum, LA residents and tourists can ditch their cars and use Wheels to beat the traffic, no matter where they want to go.

With the economy reopening and many Americans looking for a safer and more sustainable way to travel, Wheels views these Los Angeles expansions as a big step forward in providing affordable and accessible transportation to all. Wheels was selected as a local micromobility option in part due to its high safety standards - ranking as the safest two-wheel sit-down e-scooter on the market.

“We’re thrilled to expand our footprint in our hometown to the streets of Santa Monica and West Hollywood. We’re proud to be able to give back to our community and offer people a seamless ride across the city,” said Marco Mcottry, CEO of Wheels. “Our goal is to continue to expand our services so everyone has access to the safest and most accessible electric mobility platform on the market.”

These latest expansions make Wheels the only operating seated scooter available in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Culver City and West Hollywood, giving riders the option to sit down without pedaling. Additionally, 200 Wheels devices will be deployed in the City of Santa Monica as part of the city’s early pilot program.  

Wheels will be available in Santa Monica and West Hollywood starting July 1, 2021. 

To learn more, visit: https://takewheels.com


About Wheels
Wheels is a last-mile, shared electric mobility platform whose seated form factor changes the landscape in dockless mobility. In addition to being seated, Wheels devices have a low center of gravity and 14-inch wheels to help navigate uneven pavement surfaces. Wheels recently launched a first-of-its-kind integrated helmet system that gives riders physical access to a shareable helmet with every ride they take. Because of its unique design, Wheels devices have a broad appeal, with half of its riders being women and one-third being over 35. Wheels is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and is currently expanding operations across the U.S. and Europe. Learn more at www.takewheels.com.

Contact:
Paul Vizcaino, Chief Def. Officer - Founding Member
paulv@wheels.co, (310) 428-7488