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Bird Lands In Coalinga, February 3, 2022

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Bird Lands in Coalinga, Starting February 3, 2022 

 

 

The City of Coalinga is partnering with Bird, the Los Angeles, California-based, shared electric scooter company, to bring e-scooters to the city in the coming days. The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay to use the scooter per minute, at no cost to the city.  

 

We are happy to welcome Bird to the City of Coalinga and look forward to having the scooters available in the community. I think they will make a great addition to our community.~ Mayor Ron Ramsey

 

The company plans on offering scooters to residents and visitors in order to provide another transportation option to get around town and enjoy the community.

 

The electric scooters can be used on roads and in bike lanes and have a maximum speed of 15mph.  Scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians and never blocking driveways or sidewalk path of travel. Riders are required to be 18 years-old and above to access the scooters. They are also encouraged to wear a helmet on every ride and are required to obey all standard rules of the road. 

 

“Scooters make for a useful way to bridge the gap between public transportation and a person’s home or work.  More transportation options can bring a lot of benefits to the city.” ~ Councilman Adam Adkisson

 

Bird offers the following programs that are available for all who qualify:

 

  • Community Pricing - Bird’s Community Pricing Program offers a 50% discount to low-income riders, Pell grant recipients, select local nonprofit and community organizations, veterans, and senior citizens. It’s designed to be the most inclusive micro mobility discount program available anywhere. To sign up for the Community Pricing Program, download the Bird app, create an account, and email your proof of eligibility to access@bird.co.
  • Free Rides for Healthcare Workers and Emergency Personnel - Bird is proud to offer free rides to healthcare workers and emergency personnel. To sign up, simply email a copy of your medical identification card along with your name and phone number to together@bird.co. Eligible riders will receive two free 30-minute rides per day for as long as it takes to help our communities to recover from this global health crisis.
  • Community Mode - Community Mode allows anyone with a Bird account to report or provide feedback on vehicle-related issues such as poorly parked or damaged vehicles in their area. When a report is submitted, a member of the Bird team is assigned to correct the issue. Anyone can access Community Mode by tapping the yield sign on the bottom left of the Bird map.
  • Beginner Mode - Great for new riders or those who just want to cruise, this feature offers a gentle acceleration mode that helps riders feel comfortable and build confidence. 
  • Community Mode - Community Mode allows anyone with a Bird account to report or provide feedback on vehicle-related issues such as poorly parked or damaged vehicles in their area. When a report is submitted, a member of the Bird team is assigned to correct the issue. Anyone can access Community Mode by tapping the yield sign on the bottom left of the Bird map.

 

If a resident has questions or concerns about the e-scooters the company can be reached directly at 1-866-205-2442 or hello@bird.co. More information about the company can be found on their website (www.bird.co) and on their blog (www.bird.co/blog). 

 

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