Bird

Electric Scooter Share

E-Scooter Helmet Laws Could Harm Ridership

Transportation experts warn that mandatory helmet laws for shared e-scooters could cripple the nascent industry and discourage casual rides.

January 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Bird Scooter

Bird Scooters Now Automatically Slow in High-Activity Areas

Years after cities first started trying to regulate electric scooters with geofences and designated parking areas, Bird will begin automatically lowering scooter speeds in pedestrian-dense areas like school zones and hospitals.

August 8, 2021 - Mashable

Lime Scooters

E-Scooters Are Coming to New York City

Major micromobility comapnies and lesser known competitors are stating their interest to take part in a New York City e-scooter pilot program slated for Spring 2021.

November 10, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric Scooters

Mobility Companies All Over the PPP Recipients' List

The transportation industry has been promising high-tech innovations for years, and has attracted a lot of big time investment dollars along the way. But it looks like some of them are struggling during the pandemic anyway.

July 7, 2020 - The Verge

Scooter Share

Why Bird Ended its Infrastructure Funding Program

Months after ending a program to help cities fund transportation infrastructure improvements, a company official says city governments were misusing the funds.

September 9, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Uber Jump bike

Shared Mobility Subsidies Dry Up, Revealing the Industry’s Economic Realities

Companies are looking to generate profits, but customers have come to expect low-cost, subsidized travel and raising prices will prove challenging.

August 16, 2019 - Time

Scooter Share

Scooter Companies Convene Advisory Groups to Promote Safety

Both Bird and Lime have organized boards of experts to conduct research and advise the companies as their micromobility ventures grow.

July 25, 2019 - CityLab

Bird Cruiser

Bird's the Word: A Two-Wheeled, Two-Seater Electric Bike

Bird, a brand synonymous with electric scooters, recently unveiled a new electric bike.

June 5, 2019 - TechCrunch

Ohio

Electric Scooters Less Common in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Despite Local Regulations

Regulations for the operation of electric scooter share in Columbus, Ohio require companies to distribute scooter in low-income neighborhoods. The companies haven't been living up to their part of the deal.

May 14, 2019 - The Columbus Dispatch

Lime Scooter

A Company of Scooter Vigilantes Sparks a Lawsuit

A lawsuit by Bird and Lime against the company Scooter Removal highlights the difficult challenges required to reconcile the private interests of new mobility companies with the access to the public realm on which they depend.

April 20, 2019 - Jalopnik

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