The demand for sustainable, multimodal micromobility is rapidly increasing around the world, and Georgia is no exception.
It’s here where Bird’s partner Scroll, a Georgian startup, and local e-moped provider Qari Electric have teamed up to increase access to eco-friendly transportation in the capital city of Tbilisi.
Alongside Scroll’s fleet of shared e-scooters, Tbilisi’s more than one million residents can now see and access Qari Electric mopeds directly in the Bird app.
Starting an e-moped ride in the capital is as easy as:
- Opening the Bird app
- Selecting a nearby Qari Electric moped
- Tapping on the icon, then “Reserve”
Riders will immediately be directed to the Qari Electric app where the selected vehicle can be unlocked in seconds.
The integration is a first in Georgia and solidifies Scroll’s position as the innovative leader in micromobility across the Black Sea region. The company already operates in several of the largest cities across Georgia and Ukraine including Kyiv, Tbilisi and the coastal port city of Batumi.
This integration with Qari Electric is the latest example of Bird’s unique Smart Bikeshare Program in action. The program features both our own shared e-assist Bird Bikes as well integrations with local bike and e-moped providers, giving riders immediate access to the most eco-friendly transportation options available.
In May, we announced a similar partnership with Italian e-moped operator Zig Zag in Florence, and since then a series of global integrations with local bikeshares has been steadily increasing micromobility access for riders around the world. The growing list of cities includes Los Angeles, Detroit, Austin, San Antonio, Milwaukee and Lincoln in the US, as well as Oslo in Europe.
Earlier in November, Bordeaux became the first city in the world to offer both parts of Bird’s Smart Bikeshare Program: shared Bird Bikes and an integration with local bikeshare operator V3.
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