MyCityRides makes reliable transportation affordable and ownership possible for those in the workforce with limited means but unlimited potential, increasing opportunity for everyone.
Scooters on the road
What if we could build community by resourcing hard-working individuals to overcome the basic obstacle of transportation?
In 2017, Jay Martin (a visionary angel donor) had an idea for a non-profit organization that would support workforce development by using scooters to address the transportation issues that keep people from getting to work. When he shared his idea with Andy Nix (a problem solving, plan-executing perpetual optimist), MyCityRides was born.
All over the world, people use scooters to get to work. So far, the US hasn’t embraced scooters as a viable form of daily transportation. We want to change that.
By offering scooters as part of a fixed-cost program, MyCityRides helps working people regain time and save money. Because when people have control of their time and money, they are empowered to live the lives they want.
I scoot to support the Crosstown Community and to maybe put my old car into semi-retirement. It brightens up my day and feels like when I got my first bike and felt the freedom and wind in my face.
I initially joined to support a fresh, progressive effort to improve the transportation issue we face in Memphis. When I scoot to meetings Downtown now I rarely am concerned about parking. It is truly a great investment and an enjoyable mode of transportation.
I joined because I was intrigued and excited by the promotion MyCityRides did at my job. Even though I live a little farther from work than I would like, I knew it would be nice to have a scooter at home too for short errands, and just to joy ride. Scooting gets me out of the house enjoying the fresh air. I’m actually becoming somewhat of an “outdoor girl!”