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Bird partners with safety app Busby

Electric scooter brand Bird has teamed up with safety app Busby. Busby works with the sensors in your phone – if a user is involved in an incident, the app will begin a 30-second countdown and if there is no movement or response, their exact location is sent to emergency …

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Pure Electric agrees exclusive retail partnership with Bird

Pure Electric has agreed an exclusive retail and distribution deal with Bird. It will be the exclusive retailer for the UK market, with sole distribution rights.   Bird launched its first rideshare scheme in Santa Monica in 2017, before bringing its technology to Europe in 2018. It operates in 50 …

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Electric scooter scheme comes to Canterbury

Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and Bird have teamed up to bring e-scooters to Canterbury. Kent County Council has been successful in bidding for a 12-month electric scooter pilot, with the Department for Transport giving the green light for the trial earlier this week. The council appointed Bird following …

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Chicago launches second e-scooter pilot with Bird, Lime and Spin

Chicago has begun its second e-scooter pilot with new rules implemented to enforce more organised parking. Micromobility firms Bird, Lime and Spin have been licensed to distribute 9,999 e-scooters between them; 3,333 each. 

The scooters will be available to ride between 5am and 10pm. Helmets are encouraged but not required, …

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Bird suffers blow as Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits

Lime, Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared e-scooters throughout Paris. The announcement followed a seven-month tender process that reportedly saw 16 applicants in the race for operation in the French capital, including Voi, Wind, Spin, Comodule and Bolt. It comes as a blow to US-based Bird, …

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COVID-19 prompts significant layoffs at Bird

Bird has laid off nearly a third of its workforce as a result of the damage caused by COVID-19. The e-scooter start-up had already paused its shared scooter operations in many markets throughout the world, dramatically cutting back spending, but the financial impact has ultimately meant that cuts were inevitable. …

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