Bird helps riders maintain social distancing 

Commuter pricing option provides discounts at peak congestion times
Mobility as a Service / November 10, 2020
By Ben Spencer
Bird Ride Pass offers bundles of free weekly or monthly scooter unlocks for one low fixed price (© Bird)
Bird Ride Pass offers bundles of free weekly or monthly scooter unlocks for one low fixed price (© Bird)

Bird is piloting three offers to help micromobility users transport themselves safely while remaining socially distant. 

The micromobility operator says the number of trips taken on its scooters has increased by 70% since the coronavirus pandemic. 

It now wants to help cities that are grappling with budget cuts or reduced service offerings. 

The new Bird Ride Pass offers bundles of free weekly or monthly scooter unlocks for one low fixed price which will vary depending on the area. 

Meanwhile, the new commuter pricing option provides automatic discounts for anyone riding during peak congestion times from Monday to Thursday between 4.00 am and 6.00 pm. 

Additionally, users who rely on Bird to complement their public transit journey will receive ride credits for orderly parking. 

“We’ve designed our ride pass, commuter pricing and transit parking options to help make e-scooters more accessible exactly when riders need them most," says Rebecca Hahn, chief corporate social responsibility officer at Bird.

"Whether you rely on public transportation to get to work or you’re trying to reduce the strain on busses and trains for those who do, Bird wants to help ensure that individuals have mobility options adapted to the new normal.”

Bird is to share messages via its app to inform users of available options in specific areas. 

 

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