Bird has joined the New York Stock Exchange.
This is a significant milestone, and it could not have been achieved without the support and passion of our riders, our city partners and a global network of team members and fleet managers dedicated to increasing global access to safe, sustainable, electric transportation.
Together we have enabled hundreds of millions of rides and avoided tens of thousands of metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. We have brought shared micromobility, as well as an expanding line of custom retail electric scooters and electric bikes, to more than 350 cities around the world. Along the way, we have helped nurture and accelerate a global movement in micro-electric mobility that is improving the way people live and move.
Bird begins this new chapter as a publicly-traded company at a critical moment, when rapid climate change demands meaningful action to protect our planet. For us, that means tapping into the public market to further advance our mission and purpose. It means collaborating closely with our city and community partners. Most importantly, it means continuing to challenge ourselves to innovate the safest, most accessible and most sustainable micro-electric vehicles and services that will turn even more drivers into riders.
I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished together, or more motivated by what is still left to be done as we continue to provide eco-friendly transportation to as many cities and riders as possible.
Thank you to our team members and fleet operations partners, as well as to our riders, investors and more than 350 city partners around the world who helped bring us to this new starting line. Together we are changing mobility for the better and building towards a safer, more eco-friendly future for generations to come.
The ride is just beginning!
Travis VanderZanden, Founder and CEO of Bird