ChattaScooter Expands Downtown Locations

ChattaScooter Expands Downtown Locations

Check out this article from The Chattanoogan about ChattaScooter expands downtown locations!

“ChattaScooter has added The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chattanooga Downtown as a new location for scooter rental pickup and drop-off. In addition to its current locations on the Northshore and Southside, a scooter station will be located at the corner of Chestnut Street and 5th Street, convenient for residents and visitors alike, who wish to see more of the city in a shorter time.

Jonathan Armstrong, regional director of Sales and Marketing for the Holiday Inn and the Dynamic Group, said, “We are very excited to provide this new service. Our team believes this concept will appeal to both our valued guests, and locals, as a convenient way to scoot around downtown.”

ChattaScooter is an on-demand scooter rental service only available in Chattanooga. It allows riders 16 or over with a smartphone and credit (debit) card to rent an electric scooter. Adventure Sports Innovation, a local entrepreneurial company, provides this service in several locations in the downtown area. 

Current ChattaScooter locations:

North Shore: Adventure Sports Innovation, 191 River St. (across from Coolidge Park carousel)
Downtown: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 434 Chestnut St. (Chestnut & 5th, by main entrance)
Southside: Kinley Hotel, 1409 Market St. (Market and 14th, at valet stand)

ChattaScooters can only be rented/dropped off at designated locations inside of a business, to ensure that scooters are not abandoned on city streets and sidewalks. Helmets and sanitized equipment are available at all locations, while the phone app provides detailed instructions for first-time riders. Support and service are available from Adventure Sports Innovation by phone at 388-2200.

“We launched the ChattaScooter program in the height of the pandemic, to offer more fun outdoor activities in Chattanooga,” said Patrick Molloy, Adventure Sports Innovation’s CEO. “We work to provide a high quality and safe experience. Our program is different because it addresses the safety concerns and haphazard parking issues that have occurred in other cities with ‘dockless’ scooters.”

ChattaScooter is expanding its fleet, and the company has plans for more scooters and more locations that will be added as demand continues to ramp up riders can find a custom map that offers suggested routes and pickup/drop off locations at: CHATTASCOOTER MAP.”

ChattaScooter, An Eco-Friendly, Fun Way to Get Around, Expands to Include Southside , Chattanooga Trend, Jan 21 2021 by Natalia Perez

ChattaScooter, An Eco-Friendly, Fun Way to Get Around, Expands to Include Southside , Chattanooga Trend, Jan 21 2021 by Natalia Perez

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) has launched ChattaScooter, a new personal mobility program offering a safe and convenient way for most adults to rent an e-scooter. Perfect for visitors looking to explore the city, or for residents looking for a fun outing in the Scenic City, the ChattaScooter program provides a fun and eco-friendly way to get around. 

Private on-demand scooter rentals are now available in Chattanooga, with three locations for pickup and drop-off, including ASI, One Riverside Apartments and The Local Juicery and Kitchen.

“The plan is that our next locations would be more apartment complexes, hotels and a few businesses or shopping plazas,” says Carolina Molloy, co-owner of ASI. “We will be looking to establish pickup/drop-off locations where people live, shop and play, in downtown, West Village, UTC campus, Riverfront Northshore and perhaps out by Saint Elmo.”

Pricing for the stand-up, electric scooters is $24 per hour, or $0.40 per minute, charged by the minute via the phone app from Levy, Inc. Riders need to be at least 16 years old and must own a smartphone and debit/credit card.

For rider safety during COVID, scooters and helmets are sanitized after each rental.

“We started ChattaScooter at our storefront on the Northshore to see if there was demand, and to test our model and software with very little advertising. Last fall, we added two locations to test how that would work, and we’re working to expand our fleet and partner locations by March when the weather warms up.”

Not Your Typical Scooter Program

Last year in February, the City Council indefinitely banned controversial dockless electric scooter companies from coming to Chattanooga after some expressed concerns with dumped and junked vehicles, speeding drivers and increased accidents.

The ChattaScooter program meets existing guidelines, and it differs from other stand-up scooters in that scooters can only be rented and dropped off at the aforementioned three locations. To ensure that scooters aren’t abandoned, the renter’s credit card continues to be charged until the vehicle is returned correctly, taking charges up to $1,000.

“ChattaScooter aims to fill a transportation need in the Chattanooga metro area,” says Patrick Molloy, Adventure Sports Innovation’s CEO. “We offer easy access to cool transportation devices, and the program addresses the safety concerns and haphazard parking that often occur with ‘dockless’ scooters programs”.

Luis Contreras, Team Leader at the Local Juicery and Kitchen, who recently signed up to become part of the program, says: “We definitely see the growing demand for more choices in transportation around the city, and are excited to offer this convenience for both residents and visitors to our city”.

A custom map offering suggested riding routes and pickup/drop-off locations can be found at this link: CHATTASCOOTER MAP 

For more information visit ChattaScooter.com or contact info@adventuresportsinnovation.com.

ChattaScooter riders on bridge

About Adventure Sports Innovation

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) brings to market the latest inventions and innovations in adventure sports and outdoor activities, enabling local residents and area visitors to experience exciting, high-performing and energy efficient gear and vehicles in a safe and fun environment. 

ASI has been offering a variety of personal mobility devices for sale and rental at their Coolidge Park storefront since opening in July 2018. Customers can find unique high tech products not available anywhere else, and are encouraged to demo the products before purchasing. Outdoor gear and equipment is sold at the same prices available from manufacturers online, but with personalized local support, expert advice and training available.

Times Free Press, ChattaScooter expands downtown e-scooter network, Dec 25 2020 by Mike Pare

Times Free Press, ChattaScooter expands downtown e-scooter network, Dec 25 2020 by Mike Pare

A Chattanooga business is expanding downtown area electric scooter rentals and providing pickup and drop-off coverage in the North Shore, Southside, and next to the Riverwalk.

ChattaScooter has plans to include more sites to rent and drop off the e-scooters early next year, such as around the Tennessee Aquarium and UTC, said Carolina Molloy, co-owner of Adventure Sports Innovation.

“We understand the ban on dockless scooters,” she said about the city’s regulations. “This meets existing guidelines.”

In February, the City Council indefinitely banned controversial dockless electric scooter companies from coming to Chattanooga after some had expressed interest.

Many municipalities had reported problems with dumped and junked vehicles, riders speeding along on sidewalks instead of streets and increased numbers of accidents.

Molloy said that ChattaScooter is different because the stand-up scooters can only be rented and dropped off at the company’s locations. At present, the sites are at Adventure Sports, 191 River St.; One Riverside Apartments, 950 Riverside Parkway; and The Local Juicery and Kitchen, 48 E. Main St., she said.

To ensure the scooters aren’t abandoned on city streets or sidewalks, the renter’s credit card continues to be charged unless the vehicle is turned in correctly, Molloy said.

“It will continue taking charges up to $1,000,” she said. “That’s a pretty big incentive to not leave it in the middle of a curb.”

The Local Juicery is the latest entity to join the ChattaScooters network, doing so just last week.

Luis Contreras, team leader at The Local Juicery, said he’s excited to offer the convenience of the scooters for residents and visitors to the city.

“We definitely see the growing demand for more choice in transportation around the city,” he said.

Pricing is $24 per hour, or 40 cents per minute, charged by the minute via a phone app from Levy Inc., Molloy said. Daily and longer-term rentals are available through Chattanooga-based Adventure Sports Innovation.

While ChattaScooter launched this summer with a limited initial fleet of vehicles, the company has plans for more scooters and locations as demand ramps up in the spring, Molloy said. Currently, there are 15 scooters in its fleet, she said.

“What we’re trying to do is set up the structure for the spring and summer,” Molloy said. “We want to make sure we iron out all the kinks. The winter is the slow months. It’s a good time to test this structure.”

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Molloy believes the scooters are safe.

“You’re not sharing public transportation,” she said. “You have your own transportation. You can be socially distant from everybody else.”

ChattaScooter allows people age 16 and older with a smartphone and a credit or debit card to rent the e-scooters, the business owner said.

The speed of the scooters is limited to 15 miles per hour, she said. While the scooters can go faster, the business wants people to be careful, especially first-time renters, Molloy said, adding it also offers helmets.

But when the scooter is in sport mode, there’s more acceleration, she said.

The idea behind the scooters is mainly for riders to have fun, though the addition of the Main Street business to the network permits transport between the North Shore and Southside, Molloy said.

Adventure Sports Innovation was launched at its Coolidge Park storefront in July 2018 by Molloy and co-owner husband Patrick. The business calls itself an experience shop, featuring some of the latest in recreation technology.

Molloy said 2020 has been tough on the business as it has on many, but she’s keeping a positive outlook.

“Once we have a vaccine, everyone cooped up will want to do outdoor adventures,” she said. “That’s what we’re mainly about.”

Contact Mike Pare at mpare@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikePareTFP.

Click here for the full article in the Times Free Press website

Clark Dunn riding ChattaScooter
Carolina cleaning ChattaScooters

# # #

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) has been bringing new innovations for outdoor fun to Chattanooga since 2018, with unique products like the Swincar E-Spider off-road vehicle; a full set of Personal Transportation Devices such electric unicycles, mini-electric bikes and HoverShoes from InMotion, Enzo e-bikesE-Scootersmini-Segways, Evolve e-longboards and hoverboards for fun around town, ChattaScooter (private on-demand scooter rentals), and the Lift E-foilKymera e-jet bodyboard, Manta e-SUP and the Schiller waterbike for great times on the water! While you’re at ASI, experience the latest in Virtual Reality to bring the great outdoors inside, the FingerCoaster design-it-yourself rollercoasterFlymax: Extreme Hang gliding simulator, and Vertigo: Walk The Plank! There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

ASI also offers group events – BIG adventures for your small group (5-20):
- Celebrate special occasions (birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.)
- Group adventures (church groups, scout trips)
- Have fun with your co-workers and learn to work better together in one of our Team Building sessions
- Learn in our STEM academic field trips for home-schooled groups, summer camps or middle and high schools.

There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this