Bird has announced that it will be the first operator of electric scooters to launch in New York
Yonkers, N.Y., chose Bird to run the state's first Shared electric scooter program.Less than two months after the New York City Council approved the introduction of electric micro-motor vehicles, a fleet of Bird scooters will be launched in August.
"Yonkers' commitment to micro-mobility is unmatched, and Bird is honored to serve here and in New York State in the first electric scooter pilot program," said Rebecca Hahn, Bird's Chief corporate social Responsibility Officer."Like many New Yorkers, Yonkers residents are adopting socially detached transportation habits in the wake of COVID-19.As cities continue to recover and rebuild, we look forward to providing them with a safe, sustainable way to remain mobile and support local businesses."
Yonkers City, one of the first New York cities to adopt scooter-sharing, will now be the first in New York state to do so.
Mayor Mike Spano said, "Yonkers is pleased to once again lead the city in providing smart, emission-free transportation solutions to our communities.""The partnership with Bird will provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to see our city in an easy and convenient way, yet at the same time affordable, reliable and fun."
Chicago also recently selected Bird to participate in the city's 2020 microtransit program.