Santa Monica, Calif., March 7, 2019 – Bird today announced it’s rolling out Bird Platform to providers in Canada, Latin America and New Zealand.
The roll out of Bird Platform will allow entrepreneurs and local business owners to bring Bird’s fleet of shared e-scooters to people in Canada, Latin America and New Zealand while accelerating Bird’s mission to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. By providing independent operators with vehicles at cost, Bird Platform provides an accessible path to building an e-scooter business as well as the tools needed to manage an e-scooter business. Platform partners have access to Bird’s world-class tools, products and technology needed to efficiently manage a fleet of shared e-scooters in exchange for a service fee.
“Thousands of entrepreneurs and local business owners have expressed interest in partnering with Bird and joining the movement to reduce car usage,” said Travis VanderZanden, founder and CEO of Bird. “Through Bird Platform we help empower independent entrepreneurs to bring environmentally-friendly transportation options to their community while investing in a sustainable future for everyone.”
Cities around the world are faced with tackling the reality of car congestion and carbon emissions and pollution that contributes to the climate crisis. The introduction of shared e-scooters 18 months ago sparked a transportation mode shift to cleaner, affordable vehicles in more than 100 cities. Shared e-scooters are already replacing millions of car trips and the pollution that comes with them, and both Bird and Bird Platform partners will continue to work with cities to help them redesign their transportation networks so that they are safer and cleaner for everyone in the community.
For more information about Bird Platform visit: bird.co/platform.