Bird provides accessible vehicles for people with disabilities


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Scooter and bike sharing company Bird is Start the pilot Focus on providing Accessible transportation for people with disabilities Rent a house in New York City this summer.

in a Recent press announcements, Bird said it has been with slide, Leading scooter and wheelchair rental company, Test what it calls the first accessible mobility plan. In the pilot, individuals will be able to find and book one of the three accessible vehicles provided by the company, including WHILL Model Ci2 Electric Chair, Use the Bird app.

Bird did not specify which other models people can rent, but did say that they will include three-wheel and four-wheel scooter options, “with baskets for easy storage.” There is also no mention of the cost of the service. However, rented a movable scooter on Scootaround for a week 125 USD and 195 USD In some U.S. city.

Kerry Renaud, CEO and managing director of Scootaround, stated in a press release that his The basic belief of the company and Bird is that barrier-free mobility should be provided to everyone who needs it.

“As micro-transport options such as shared bicycles and scooters continue to expand, we must ensure that the benefits of these improved transportation networks are used as widely as possible, including services for the disabled,” Renault said.

To reserve an accessible vehicle, individuals can select that specific option in the Bird app. This will allow you to select your vehicle type, a rental length between one and 14 days, and a “convenient” pick-up and drop-off location for the vehicle, Bird explained. Additionally, on the day of the delivery of the rental, riders will receive an in-person tutorial to help them learn how to use, charge, and store their vehicle during the rental period.

Bird said it would roll out the accessibility mobility service in other cities in 2021 based on the results of the pilot program in New York City.

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