Bird

Electric Scooters

Scooter-Share Company Tosses Financial Reports

Bird was counting money in customers’ digital “wallets” as revenue, and has admitted that financial statements from 2020 and 2021 “should no longer be relied upon.”

November 14, 2022 - The Verge

Bike Share Electric Scooters

Micromobility Growing in Smaller Cities

Shared mobility services are proliferating in small towns and cities, despite the regulatory hiccups operators have been experiencing in larger markets.

June 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

A woman on an electric bike and two women on electric scooters wait at an intersection for the light to change.

The Electric Scooter Rebound

The nascent electric scooter rental industry came close to total collapse during the pandemic, but riders are back in bigger numbers than ever and the companies hope to build momentum on growing concerns about the climate impacts of transportation.

May 29, 2022 - Bloomberg

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

Scooter Share

More Rights, Fewer Responsibilities, for Electric Scooter Riders in California

A bill that would toss the helmet requirement for adult e- scooter riders and allow them to ride on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph, up from the current limit of 25 mph, is on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide.

September 4, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bike Share

Baltimore Municipal Bike Share Ends; Private Bike Share Pilot Begins

Dockless electric scooters and bikes are welcome on the streets of Baltimore, as long as they follow a few rules. In related news, the municipal bike share system Baltimore Bike Share has ceased operations.

August 25, 2018 - The Baltimore Sun

Scooter Citations

Pilot Bike and Scooter Share Program Inspires Protest in Santa Monica

Bird and Lime launched their "Day Without A Scooter" protest this week.

August 16, 2018 - Santa Monica Daily Press

E-Scooters

Looking for Scooter Shame, a Local Paper Found Scooter Support

The Willamette Week put out a call for tips about electric scooter users acting badly. They got an earful of the unexpected.

August 9, 2018 - Willamette Week

Venice Beach Pedestrian and Bike Path

Study: Scooters Are Really Popular

The narrative of electric scooter users as affluent, entitled, and "tech bro-y" does not reflect the demographics of fans of the new mobility technology, according to a new study. Electric scooters are actually very popular.

July 27, 2018 - Wired

Electric Scooters

Scooter Companies Offering Discounted Rides for Low-Income Users

Bird announced its One Bird program earlier this month.

July 24, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

San Francisco Bike Lane

Bird, Lime Now Valued Over $3 Billion

The fast-rising scooter companies recently hauled in big investment dollars. Lime's investment comes by way of Uber.

July 11, 2018 - CNN Tech

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