Bird connects Nashville buses & scooters

Micromobility provider identifies stops which could benefit from scooter parking zones
Mobility as a Service / February 25, 2022
By Ben Spencer
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Bird says riders can now complete journeys using a combination of shared scooters and public transportation (image credit: Bird)

Bird has used data provided by WeGo to identify bus stops in Nashville that are likely to benefit from micromobility parking zones with consistently available electric scooters. 

Bird has worked with the public transit agency to enlarge its service area in Nashville-Davidson County to allow these bus stops to be easily accessed. 

In a blog post, Bird says riders travelling to and from the Tennessee capital using thoroughfares like Nolensville Pike, Gallatin Pike and Murfreesboro Pike can now complete their journeys using a combination of shared scooters and public transportation as opposed to gas-powered cars.

Bird will regularly share insights from the programme with WeGo to evaluate how it can be improved and whether more local transit stops can benefit from available e-scooter parking.

The initiative follows a series of partnerships that seek to support public transportation providers around the world. 

For example, Bird automatically discounted rides when the Washington, DC metro rail service was disrupted in late 2021 in a bid to ease congestion on city roadways.

Other partnerships include our international integrations with local public bikeshares, multimodal partnerships with SNCF in France and Trenitalia in Italy as well as in-app integrations on platforms like Skipr and Tranzer in Belgium.

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