Who among us haven’t heard about the Bird scooters roaming around? Formerly an executive at Lyft and Uber, Travis VanderZanden created and launched Bird scooter service in 2017. It is rumored to be above $1 billion as of this year. Initially, it was headquartered and operated in California, but due to its immense popularity, Bird is expanding to other cities and countries worldwide.
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What Do You Need to Know?
Well, Bird scooter technology is still a relatively new thing, so there are a few things you need to be aware of. First of all, download the app from the official website. You have to find the scooter parked somewhere by yourself. Bring your own helmet, unlock the scooter from the app, gently start the scooter, and keep in in the bike lane while riding. Once you are done, park it in a safe parking space and lock it with the app once again.
The initial charges are always $1 for riding the scooter. It later on charges you 15 cents to 20 cents per minute depending upon the area. Your safety is in your own hands. A lot of people are using this service for mobility, while another group of people are using this opportunity to fuel their gig based career.
Eventually, these birds are drained of energy. The company gives contracts to freelancers who collect the scooters from the streets and spend all night charging these scooters.
How Should You Ride the Bird Scooter?
Yes, it is fun to ride the bird scooter, but like we have already mentioned, your safety is in your own hands. Let’s take a look at some of the main cautionary steps to follow while riding the bird scooter;
- Follow the basic traffic rules including street signs and traffic signs.
- Keep an eye out for the surrounding traffic.
- Don’t ride the scooter on uneven surfaces or crowded lanes.
- Use extreme caution and crosswalks and intersections.
This is all you should now. Have fun riding your scooter and drop us a comment if you have any questions, feedback or cool stories that you want to share.