On April 6, 2021, Beryl announced that it will not launch dockless bike share on Staten Island. Please see Beryl's full statement below.
*NYC DOT is actively studying micromobility options for the borough.
Beryl, one of Britain's leading bike share and e-scooter hire operators, has announced that it will not launch its bike service across Staten Island - in a pilot originally planned with New York City's Department of Transportation - due to logistical complications and other considerations relating to COVID-19.
The global pandemic initially forced a delay to the Spring launch of the system in 2020 with vehicle delivery and mobilisation operationally impossible at the time. As numerous constraints remain around global travel and the supply chain, Beryl has made the difficult decision to discontinue the rollout of the bike share service.
Beryl CEO Philip Ellis said, "Implementing a bike share service in a new city is a complex logistical challenge. As the UK and USA continue to deal with the consequences of COVID-19 and compilations in the global supply chain, it is with regret that we're unable to provide a system to Staten Island residents on the basis of our previous deployment plan."
"The entire Beryl team would like to thank everybody at New York's City Department of Transportation for their support and cooperation during this challenging period.