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Bird launches Community Safety Zones to ensure safety of pedestrians

Bird is working with cities to extend its network of geofenced slow-riding zones. Dubbed Community Safety Zones, these new areas will go a step further than currently required speed zones, focusing on additional centres of high pedestrian activity starting with schools. Bird scooters passing through these new Community Safety Zones …

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Bird launches in-app safety feature to discourage people from riding under the influence

Bird has launched Safe Start, a new in-app safety feature designed to discourage people from riding under the influence. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am local time (hours are subject to change per market), riders attempting to unlock a Bird will now be asked to verify that they can …

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Bird adds shared e-bikes to fleet of micro-electric vehicles

Bird has added shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year. The shared Bird Bike delivers on Bird’s commitment to broadening access to eco-friendly transportation …

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Bird teams up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag

Bird has teamed up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag to offer riders in Florence, Italy, a ‘more robust’ micro-electric transportation service. “Delivering the best, most sustainable mobility solution for cities and riders means working in partnership with, not competing against, the local service providers who know them best,” said …

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Bird going public on NYSE through Switchback II merger

Bird is to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a merger with Switchback II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). This is the ‘next significant step’ on its journey to provide the world with safe, eco-friendly transportation, said a statement. Since 2017, Bird’s shared micro-EV service …

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NYC selects Bird, Lime and VeoRide for e-scooter pilot

Bird, Lime and VeoRide have been selected for New York City’s first e-scooter pilot in eastern Bronx. The pilot is estimated to bring up to 3,000 e-scooters to the East Bronx in Phase 1 and up to as many as 6,000 in Phase 2. “We are proud to bring e-scooter …

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Bird Two adds ‘Beginner Mode’ to increase safety for new riders

Bird has launched Beginner Mode, a new safety feature built for the Bird Two alongside autonomous emergency braking, skid detection and the IP68-rated waterproof battery. Beginner Mode is a gentle acceleration option that lets new riders gradually work their way up to full speed. It is aimed at riders who …

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Bird commits to sustainable mobility in Europe with $150 million investment

Bird is investing $150 million in Europe in 2021 as part of its commitment to helping sustainable mobility and tech innovation thrive in the continent. The funds will be used to open safe, sustainable micromobility programmes in over 50 new European cities. The company will also be launching new mobility …

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E-scooter operators launch new micromobility coalition

E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), which launched officially yesterday, 2nd February. Comprised of eight founding members, Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind, the coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that …

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Bird’s e-scooter service expands in UK as rider demand continues to climb

Bird’s e-scooter service is expanding in the UK as rider demand for micromobility continues to climb in 2021. “We’ve had lots of positive feedback from across the community,” said Redditch Borough Council leader Matt Dormer. “Bird has been a very collaborative partner, and we’re pleased to help more people get …

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