Bird encourages clean, car-free alternatives. Bird is passionate about vibrant communities that have less traffic, cleaner air, and safer streets.
We’re working with cities and universities across the world to provide new transportation options, complement public transit systems, and invest in safety infrastructure that benefits everyone.
Bird scooters cut the use of vehicles and reduce the volume of traffic on the road
Bird scooters are an all-electric, carbon-free alternative to cars.
Bird scooters complement existing infrastructure, and provide an alternative way to get from A to B in areas with fewer transport options
Bird eliminates the need to endlessly search for car parking, which causes traffic on already crowded streets and pollutes the air in the process. One traditional car parking spot can fit 10 scooters, and Bird reimagines these spaces as multi-purpose parklets where dockless bikes and scooters can easily park.
This time two years ago, Bird (and shared e-scooters in general), were yet to exist. There was no environmentally friendly alternative to short car trips other than walking or biking, which — depending on the circumstances — wasn’t always the easiest or most effective way to get around. The introduction of Bird provided another option, one that we had hoped would encourage the kind of mode shift our planet needs if we’re going to stand a chance in mitigating the climate crisis. Thankfully that mode shift is being realized in every single city where Bird is available.
We are getting people out of cars exponentially faster than anything before the advent of shared e-scooters, helping cities get closer to their sustainable transport goals. So while car companies commit to slow-roll the integration of electric vehicles over the next two decades, Bird is changing transportation to improve our climate health right now.
What’s more, we want to go the extra mile (so to speak) and make sure that we aren’t just delivering a product that is climate-conscious, but that the ways in which we offer that product and bring it into the world are climate-conscious as well.
How do e-scooters help fight climate change?
Passenger transport is one of the leading contributors to climate change. Cities around the world have long been looking for ways to encourage people to drive less, but greenhouse gas emissions have been going up and up. If cities can get people to use transit, walk, bike, or scoot for the majority of their travel needs, then this, combined with the use of hybrid or electric cars for trips that can’t be made with a sustainable mode, will decarbonize transport.
We know that Bird scooters are already having a positive environmental impact. It varies city to city, but we’re consistently seeing that between 30-50% of scooter trips would have otherwise been made by car, and there’s so much room for more trips to be taken by scooter: almost half of all car trips are three miles or less. These vehicles are incredibly efficient and can travel about 30 miles on a single charge. As our app and vehicle improve more and more, and we’re able to partner with cities to nest scooters across a city, people will increasingly rely on them.