City Council Approves E-Scooter Program with Bird, Reno, NV, 2022
5 minutes Date Launched: Apr 13, 2022 Pilot Project Timeframe: 3 years
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The Reno City Council has voted to approve a 3-year e-scooter program in partnership with Bird. Residents and visitors can use the micromobility vehicles for short trips across Reno’s Downtown and Midtown areas through this partnership. Users must pick up and drop off the e-scooters in designated parking locations. When fully deployed by mid-June, Bird will provide a fleet of about 1,000 e-scooters and 100 designated parking locations. Bird will also offer specific customers access to two sets of discounts: healthcare professionals and emergency personnel can use the e-scooters for free, while Pell Grant recipients, seniors, veterans, and select local non-profits and community organizations can receive a 50% discount. Riders must be at least 18 years of age.
E-scooters can advance mobility choices for people in one of Nevadas’ most populous cities. While Bird has entered into an Exclusive Franchise Agreement with the City of Reno for the duration of this 3-year contract, this partnership can result in an expansion of micromobility across the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area.