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‘Micromobility industry is ready to adapt to legalisation,’ says e-scooter brand Bird 

The micromobilty industry is ready to adapt to legalisation, according to the general manager of Bird e-scooters, as the UK Government has announced plans to update e-scooter legislation in this parliamentary session.  Following the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday (10th May), a Government spokesperson has confirmed that e-scooter laws will be …

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Bird providing shared e-scooter service in Indio, California, home of Coachella and Stagecoach

Bird has announced the launch of an exclusive pilot programme with the City of Indio, California. Through the exclusive agreement, Bird will bring its shared e-scooter service to the “City of Festivals,” home of Coachella, which kicked off Friday 15th April, and Stagecoach, set to take place later this month. …

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Micromobility firm Bird releases its e-bike in UK through Halfords 

Micromobility firm Bird has launched its newest e-bike through high street retailer Halfords.  The Bird Bike, designed by in-house aerospace, automotive and micromobility engineers at the company, is now available exclusively online through Halfords for the next eight weeks, before it will be sold at several other retailers across the …

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Bird releases new data highlighting positive environmental and economic impact worldwide

Bird has released an end of year recap of new company data that highlights the positive environmental and economic impact that the operator is having worldwide. The data shows that Bird riders saved an estimated 1,125,000 gallons of gas in 2021, which equates to as much as 10,000 metric tons of …

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Bird releases ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ shared scooter 

Bird has released the latest version of its e-scooter, claiming it is the ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ machine. The Bird Three has been designed after four-years of testing, via shared scooter schemes in cities around the world, and features a number of updates designed to reduce the environmental impact.  In its …

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Bird debuts cutting edge smart sidewalk protection

Bird has announced the first-of-its-kind “smart sidewalk” protection technology – a sensor fusion solution – designed and developed in partnership with u-blox. Smart Sidewalk Protection, which is integrated into Bird’s vehicles, is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and footpaths. As more and more cities look …

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Bird targets e-bike market with launch of Bird Bike

Bird is moving into the consumer e-bike market with the launch of the electric Bird Bike. It features a Bafang electric motor that delivers up to 50 miles (80 km) of range, a removable 36v battery for easy charging, a chainless Gates Carbon drivetrain and a fully integrated backlit handlebar …

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Bird launches Google Maps integration to increase access to eco-friendly transit

Bird is integrating with Google Maps to help increase access to eco-friendly urban transportation. Starting today, anyone using Google Maps to plan a trip in US cities where Bird operates will be able to quickly locate nearby Bird scooters and bikes, as well as approximate trip duration, estimated price and …

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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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