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Affordable and effective short-range transportation for public safety and city parking districts

Electric Stand-up Cycles providing cleantech easy-to-ride short-range transportation for public safety, special events, campus environments.

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Our product (electric Stand-Up) cycles - give a user-friendly approach to short-range patrols and general transportation. The rider can see much better (higher "line of sight") than on a bike or motorcycle and is much more approachable when considering the community relations aspect of public safety, parking  and special events.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Police Agencies, Private Security, College Campus Police, Government Agencies like Parking Authority and Economic Develop agencies doing special events.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

We have done numerous demos with city Police departments in the region (City of Berkeley PD, Bart, PD, Cal Expo PD and Elk Grove PD) and have a city parking district about to do their pilot program (City of Oakland, CA). Several of these agencies are currently working on funding to buy our Glide Patrol product!

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Small but capable team of 6. See here: http://www.glidecycles.com/team.html

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $75,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

Since we have built and sold early units into our local market, this would be an effort to reach the City of choice under the program. To do a good job, we would need to travel and be on site during at the training and installation aspect of the pilot. General Budget $50k for (10) Police Model demo units $25 for logistics to deploy, train and support use in field

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

IN order to do make our pilot program the best it can be - we would do a lot of planning for logistics, training, product support and agency communications. Since we have been working the past several years on developing relationships with local to us agencies - we think we have gained enough knowledge to work with new agencies outside of our immediate area and produce a very successful pilot. I know that our team is up for the challenge and I am quite sure we can deliver a valuable ROI to the pilot city!

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

In a recent field test with the City of Berkeley, CA - we had the Chief and 2 Sergeants supervise a day of riding throughout their typical beat. We had one of our guys along for the ride-along to validate proper use and safety. This field test day turned out very successful with 11 citations written and 1 assist on an arrest. So this example of direct results would be a possible model to follow with other departments. But a big part of the value is the cost savings in using our machines versus a vehicle. And I think measuring the direct savings and patrol efficiency is directly relevant to a successful pilot.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Yes, since we are already in the business of designing and manufacturing these products - we are poised for growth. The fact is that we have lacked the funding to scale and market the company. A pilot opportunity like this would help us leverage into other city participation and growth!
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Brochure G2 Panther.pdf

G2 Patrol - Panther Model from Glide Patrol -- Brochure

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Electric Stand-up Cycles providing cleantech easy-to-ride short-range transportation for public safety, special events, campus environments.

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Hey Christopher Wiggins , this is MaCie' one of the facilitators here! Thank you for participating in the challenge! This is very timely especially with the rise of E-Scooters in Indianapolis. Have you already been in contact with IMPD, major campuses, etc. in regards to there interest in your product?

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Thanks for the post MaCie - no, not in your region. We have been reaching out to the more "local to us" agencies and campuses. And we have seen some success with College Campus police and City police in Northern California. We are also just about to start a pilot with the City of Oakland Dept of Transportation.. My team an I are looking forward to more opportunities across the country!

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Christopher Wiggins , that's awesome! I would urge you to have those introductory conversations to ensure their is a market for your product in Indianapolis, and start nurturing those potential relationships.

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Thanks again. We have validated that there is a viable market in enough other cities to feel confident going in. That said, good idea to contact them in Indianapolis for the relationship building. Do you happen to know any key people within the City PD or College PDs?