The city of Santa Monica is known internationally as the original home of the e-scooter industry. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that a new Santa Monica-based company could potentially revolutionize e-scooter safety standards.
Named Sweep, this relatively new company sends out employees every night to pick up, charge, and inspect e-scooters. Instead of hiring freelancers, Sweep employs professional e-scooter mechanics that are able to make complex technical repairs overnight.
In addition to improving the safety of these devices, Sweep also hires van drivers who are able to respond to calls of improperly parked e-scooters. With Sweep’s 311 Scooter Relocation Service, locals and law enforcement can directly contact the company to deal with e-scooters that are parked in hazardous areas.
In the future, Sweep hopes to offer customers the ability to request e-scooters with a simple phone call. By making it easier for people to access e-scooters, executives at Sweep hope their company will encourage commuters to both get active and help the environment.
Although it was only founded a few years ago, Sweep has already made a big impression on the global e-scooter community. Currently, Sweep is active in the following cities:
- Los Angeles
- Long Beach
- Washington, DC
By the end of 2019, it’s expected that Sweep fleets will be operating in at least 75 cities.
E-scooter rental companies usually hire freelance employees to pick up and re-charge their devices every night. Usually these freelancers don’t have professional credentials, which is a major reason Sweep believes it could address a vital safety need.
For more information on Sweep, feel free to visit the company’s website at https://www.sweepthestreets.com/.