While signing up for Revel required a valid driver’s license, the company did not require riders to known much of anything about riding a moped—an altogether different and riskier task in a busy city. (It offers free lessons “if you are an inexperienced moped rider,” which one imagines is most people, the same demographic of people likely to ignore that offer.)


As of July 5, the NYPD has data on 25 collisions involving Revels this year, CBS reports—less than 3% of all incidents involving a scooter or motorcycle of any kind.

We’ve reached out to learn if Revel intends to leave the bikes on the street for the time being or collect and store them somewhere. Their website still lists the company as operating in Miami, Oakland, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and there do not yet appear to be plans to end those services.