First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
US electric mobility company Bird has formed a global safety advisory board to implement campaigns and products to improve the safety for riders using electric scooters.
The board will also seek to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists who share space with riders using low-speed e-scooters.
Additionally, Bird intends to carry on working with cities through its Save Our Sidewalks pledge to boost rider safety and improve the quality of bikes lanes. The scope of the work includes repainting and repairing existing bike lanes and creating protected bike lanes.
David Strickland, a transportation leader who led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will manage the board as its director.
Strickland says he will work with the board and the areas in which the company operates to make streets safer for all road users.
Bird operates in states such as Los Angeles, Portland and Salt Lake City.