Bird E-Scooters Are Back In Pittsfield
As the Tyer administration continues to make the City of Pittsfield accessible and user friendly regarding all modes of transportation comes the news of the returning Bird E-Scooters.
Commissioner of Public Works Ricardo Morales all but confirmed the actual date of the micro-mobility company's second season of usage on "Slater and Marjo In The Morning" a few weeks ago.
The following is from Pittsfield City Hall:
With Spring comes Birds! The City of Pittsfield and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly micro-electric transportation, have teamed up again to bring shared e-scooters back to the city starting today, Monday, April 10th .
Bird is a leading micro-mobility company that aims to make cities more livable by reducing car trips, traffic congestion and carbon emissions, all of which contribute to over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The company’s scooters provide a safe, eco-friendly way to get around, shop local and offer residents without cars or with limited access to public transit a reliable, convenient transportation option.
Bird launched a pilot program with Pittsfield last spring that was a resounding success. Residents of and visitors to Pittsfield completed over 25,000 rides on Bird Scooters in 2022 enjoying an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to cars that allowed residents to get around efficiently and encouraged visitors to explore all the city has to offer. Along with transit benefits, Bird Scooters have also been shown to increase the amount of spending in a city and spurred significant foot traffic and economic activity for Pittsfield area businesses.
Bird is proud to offer a number of features and benefits that make Bird scooters accessible to all riders, including its Community Pricing Program, where low-income riders, veterans, and senior citizens receive a 50% discount as well as select local nonprofits and community organizations.
Those who qualify can sign up by downloading the Bird app, creating an account, and emailing proof of eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Pittsfield shares the following reminders when riding e-scooters:
• only one person per scooter
• utilize the designated bike lanes where available
• no riding on the sidewalks
• follow the rules of the road
• wear a helmet
• park the scooter adequately
Thoughts or questions concerning Bird scooters? Please send them to Pittsfield311@bird.co and a member of the Bird team will follow up.
Mayor Linda Tyer will join "Slater and Marjo In The Morning" on Wednesday just after 7:30 to discuss.
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