Bird

Enjoy the ride - quick scooter hires for city commutes

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Bird is an e-scooter for city dwellers, operates similar to city bike rentals.

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  • Olga Annenko
    Olga AnnenkoMarketing Manager, elastic.io
    Pros: 

    Easy to set up, easy to learn, and fun, fun, fun

    Cons: 

    Don't know about alternatives, I tried only Bird. Improvement: Please, come to Germany.

    Tried Birdies while staying in Paris for about a week last October. It was so much fun, although depending on the distance you need to cover - not exactly the cheapest one. We actually brought our bicycles with us to move around Paris. Used them once, then tried Birdies just for fun - and that's it, we fell in love with them, bicycles were forgotten for the rest of our stay. Again, this is not one of the cheapest joys depending on the length of the ride, but for really short distances combined with lots of fun – it's worth it.

    Olga Annenko has used this product for one week.
  • Damien Bastin
    Damien BastinBindle Co-Founder — bindle.io
    Pros: 

    Simple, quick, fun transport for the "last mile" commute.

    Cons: 

    Not fast enough! -jk 🚀 Would love to see more Birds around.

    I can't believe how much fun these things are!

    Damien Bastin has used this product for one month.

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Evan Kline
Evan Kline@evkline · Software Engineer @ Airtime
I was a very frequent Bird user before receiving a $190 ticket on Friday in Santa Monica for not wearing a helmet. It would be nice if Bird placed a reminder to wear a helmet anywhere besides the bottom of the scooter where you put your foot on thus rendering the information on wearing a helmet obstructed. No one here in Santa Monica has been riding these scooters with helmets. How do I know? Because there are hundreds of them riding all over Santa Monica and Venice all day. Now that users are starting to get $190 tickets Bird is sending free $20 helmets out instead of covering the cost of the users' tickets. Bird could have EASILY placed a dialog in the app to inform you that its illegal to operate a scooter without a helmet before unlocking the scooter, but that would've hurt their revenue since most people hop on these scooters unplanned and don't carry around a helmet. Bird would rather use dark patterns to get people to commit illegal acts than have a user click through to accept and acknowledge that you're either riding legally or illegally. Here's the "kicker" though, when I was pulled over the police officer informed me it was illegal to be operating the Bird WITH A HELMET on the street I was on despite the fact I was in a bike lane and not on the sidewalk. Operating a Bird on a street with a speed limit above 25 MPH is illegal. Bird didn't care to share this fact with its riders either. The city is suing Bird for operating illegally. I plan on fighting my ticket in court and no longer use Bird because I feel tricked into having broken a law I knew nothing about.
Tom
Tom@hellotom · Web Gardner
London, when?
Fred Mercury
Fred Mercury@fredmercury · famous rock star
Sounds pretty nice)
Tal Rosenblum
Tal Rosenblum@taltweets · Designer
Used it this past weekend in Venice and Santa Monica. It was a blast!
Sam Campbell
Sam Campbell@campbellcapital · Seeing the future and those who make it
Scooters look fun. Fascinating concept to crowd sourcing charging overnight. Interested to see how it works.