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Bird Scooters coming to North Tonawanda


Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:25 pm

North Tonawanda and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, are bringing shared e-scooters to North Tonawanda. This new transportation option can be activated through Bird’s free mobile phone application and used to replace gas-powered car trips when going to the store, meeting up with friends, exploring the community and taking many other daily trips within city limits for riders age 18 and up.

“North Tonawanda is excited to be a part of this fun, new way for residents and visitors to zip around town and explore our beautiful city,” Mayor Austin Tylec said. “We hope everyone will enjoy these scooters and have a safe ride!”

Bird Head of City and University Partnerships Austin Marshburn said, “We applaud the City of North Tonawanda for their commitment to offering convenient, environmentally friendly and reliable transportation options to residents and visitors.”

Bird offers a number of features and benefits to riders in North Tonawanda:

√ Community Pricing: Bird’s inclusive community pricing program offers a 50% discount to low-income riders, Pell grant recipients, select local nonprofit and community organizations, veterans and senior citizens. Those who qualify can sign up by downloading the Bird app, creating an account, and emailing proof of eligibility to [email protected]

√ Free Rides for Health Care Workers and Emergency Personnel: A press release said, “To recognize the individuals whose work continues to be so crucial to the health and safety of our communities, Bird offers free rides to health care workers and emergency personnel. Those who qualify can sign up by emailing a copy of their medical identification card, name and phone number to [email protected].” Eligible riders receive two free 30-minute rides per day. 

√ Community Mode: The press release added, “Bird values community input. Anyone with a Bird account can report or provide feedback on vehicle-related issues such as poorly parked or damaged vehicles in their area by tapping the yield sign on the bottom left of the in-app Bird map. When a report is submitted, someone is assigned to correct the issue.

“With a standard ride rate of $1 to start and 49 cents per minute, it is an affordable way to get around town. The scooters will be available starting Oct. 1, until the weather no longer permits and, after a short hibernation, you can look for them again in the spring. Use the free app to locate a scooter and let the fun begin! “

Visit Bird at www.bird.co.

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