City will be 1st in the United States = with a fleet of Bird e-bikes


SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego will become the first city in the country to receive a fleet of shared e-bikes from Bird, it was announced on Friday, complementing the company’s more than 1,000 electric scooters already in the city.

The launch, which takes place this month, is part of the company’s micro-electric mobility partnership with San Diego State University.

“We’re excited to partner with Bird to help provide SDSU students, staff and faculty with a fun, carbon-free micromobility option to use on and around campus,” said Debbie Richeson, Director of Services at SDSU. college parking and transportation. “The SDSU community will have access to exclusive pricing and a selection of high quality Bird scooters and bikes, making transportation efficient, affordable and sustainable.”

According to the company, the new shared electric-assist bikes come with several safety and durability features, including dual hand brakes, advanced on-board diagnostics, an aluminum alloy frame and a maximum range of 56 miles with a single battery charge. SDSU students will have access to discounted prices for on-campus unlocks as well as a host of incentives for responsible riding, including Helmet Selfie and automatic ride credits for proper parking.

The bikes will also have an “electronic assist motor,” according to a statement from Bird, intended to help cyclists climb hills with a rating of up to 20%. They will have geofence technology to slow down or stop the engine in designated areas.

Since the launch of the Bird electric scooters in 2018, cyclists in San Diego have used them to travel over 11 million kilometers.

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