The Miami Parking Authority (MPA) and Swiftmile has announced a partnership to bring a network of micromobility charging stations to Miami, in an effort to increase access to sustainable, electric transportation.
Swiftmile recently began to install Mobility Hubs throughout Brickell and Downtown Miami to coincide with the highly-anticipated CoMotion Miami Live event, where the CEOs of both MPA and Swiftmile will take the stage to discuss urban mobility. Swiftmile will deploy a total of 25 Hubs this month on MPA properties around the City, which will mark the company’s largest deployment to date.
The Hubs will power and organize e-scooters from the City’s shared micromobility operators, as well as personal e-scooters and e-bikes. By the end of 2022, Swiftmile aims to deploy 100+ Hubs across the City, which will be able to collectively charge more than 3200 vehicles per day.
Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche told us “Whether you’re a scooter rider or scooter skeptic, Swiftmile Hubs are a win for everyone in the City of Miami,” said . “This is a city of ingenuity, and we’re excited to join fellow innovators in making Miami more sustainable, tech-forward and ultimately clutter-free”.
The City of Miami relaunched its e-scooter program in February 2021 with a renewed focus on safety and sidewalk clutter reduction. This network of Swiftmile Mobility Hubs will help the City address these priorities by offering a space for riders to charge and park vehicles, enabling them to keep Miami’s streets clear and ensure a fully-charged battery for the next rider.
Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, Chief Executive Officer of the MPA said “Miami is at the forefront of the latest lifestyle trends and micromobility use is a top choice for urbanites. This collaboration is aimed at harnessing the power of technology to create a more sustainable city environment with lower emissions, less noise pollution and reduced traffic congestion.”
Swiftmile’s Miami hubs will be equipped with solar panels that charge e-scooters with clean, renewable energy. Each Hub will also be equipped with a digital screen that generates revenue for the Authority by displaying ads from local businesses and national brands, alongside public service announcements and real-time transit information. These screens will help to support both the return of local businesses activity and of public transit ridership as Miami recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell said “I believe in e-scooters as a viable transportation alternative, but in order for it to succeed, we must balance easy access to micromobility with organized hubs that help keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrians. By inviting Swiftmile to our City, we are one step closer to unlocking a future that does not require daily personal car use.”
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