100 electric bicycles complete the range of 100 electric scooters already deployed by the micro-mobility pioneer.
Bordeaux Metropole V3 bikes will now also be visible on the Bird application.
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Bird, a holistic player in shared and low-carbon sustainable mobility, today announces the upcoming deployment of a fleet of 100 electric bicycles in Bordeaux, thus complementing the fleet of electric scooters, Bird Two, already offered to Bordeaux residents. Bird now operates its electric shared mobility service in more than 350 cities around the world, including around 20 in France.
Strict respect for the public domain will be applied, as for electric scooters, via the activation of an extended parking feature for the user to finish his course outside the parking points identified by the Metropolis.
The Bird shared bike
Designed with the notion of safety and sustainability as a priority, the Bird electric bicycle is a safe and connected vehicle that complements the existing transport network of the famous city of wine. Each bike is equipped with a powerful electric motor, while its 34 kg frame offers riders of all sizes a sturdy yet manoeuvrable vehicle for added safety. In addition, the Bird shared bike has a front basket to easily store personal items, large tires for a smooth ride and advanced connectivity such as automated on-board diagnostics, geolocation technology to ensure clean and safe operations. full security that meets the expectations of elected officials from Bordeaux.
The Bird electric bicycle was above all designed to guarantee user safety and respect for the public domain.
The rate applied will be the same as that for electric scooters, namely 1 euro for unlocking and 19 cents / minute. Different subscription formulas will be available.
The Bird shared electric bike offer will be available by the end of November.
Integration of the V3 service within the Bird application favoring optimal visibility of soft mobility in the territory and the promotion of multimodality.
From today, V3 self-service bicycles are available in the Bird application in order to offer users complete visibility of the sustainable transport offer in the territory. The objective is to promote this historic service of the Metropolis among the community of Bird users.
“We are convinced that the integration of the V3 offer on our application will allow Bordeaux residents to better manage their daily routes on the territory of the Metropolis by visualizing all the soft modes of transport on a single platform.”, declares Mickaël Mamou, Managing Director of Bird France. “It is an honor for Bird to offer this functionality for the first time in France to Bordeaux residents and to the city of Bordeaux. This integration is for us, of course, only the first step towards an integration of all the uses within the same platform. Everyone wins when access to environmentally friendly transport is promoted and this is what we are proud to offer the city of Bordeaux today.
Users wishing to access a V3 bicycle can simply click on the clearly marked V3 bicycle icons on the map in the Bird app. They will immediately be taken to the V3 app, where they can rent a bike in seconds.
This integration is offered as part of Bird’s “Smart Bikeshare” program, launched this summer. Complementing the Bird shared e-bike fleet, the program also offers free integrations with local bike-share providers, bringing them forward to the millions of Bird users around the world.
Traffic rules to be observed on shared scooters and electric bikes:
Compulsory parking on the locations indicated in the Bird application. The service is reserved for over 18s. Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended. The highway code applies. The speed is limited to 25 km / h. It is forbidden to drive two people on the same vehicle. Sidewalks are reserved for pedestrians. The use of cycle paths and other secure lanes is to be preferred. Wearing headphones and headphones is prohibited.
Bird, a new patron, is committed alongside students and researchers from ENSEIRB-MATMECA – Bordeaux INP and the University of Bordeaux within the framework of the “Intelligent mobility and transport”To improve security in the public domain.
Growth in travel, phenomena of concentration and congestion in urban areas, consequences for the environment and health ?, the question of transport and more broadly of mobility? today needs to be rethought. New technologies, digital technology, and in particular intelligent transport systems (ITS) make it possible to envision promising new solutions. In this context, Bird joined the chair “ Mobility? & Intelligent Transport »Started 2 years ago by ENSEIRB-MATMECA – Bordeaux INP and the university? of Bordeaux in order to provide concrete answers to the technological challenges of mobility? in particular concerning GPS precision and security issues in the public domain.