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Rome with a third operator of shared electric scooters

In front of the Colosseum, the mayor Virginia Raggi presented 1,000 new e-scooters, Bird One model

  • June 05, 2020 10:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Rome Municipality

On 3 June another operator of electric sharing scooters arrived on the field of sustainable mobility in Rome. After Helbiz and Lime, it's Bird's turn.

In the marvelous backdrop of the Colosseum, the mayor Virginia Raggi presented 1,000 new e-scooters, Bird One model. The operational area of ​​the new Bird operator starts from the Circus Maximus, goes up to the Esquilino district, Termini station area, Porta Pia, Villa Borghese and covers the entire historic center. In the coming weeks, the service will also be extended to other parts of the city.

“We strengthen the fleet of electric scooters in sharing in our city, a useful, innovative and eco-friendly service. It is more important than ever to respond to different mobility needs: for this reason, we are giving citizens a concrete alternative to move especially over short distances, in particular in the most central areas of Rome, facilitating intermodality and limiting private traffic.", said the mayor Raggi as she was presenting the new service.

Meanwhile, Bird has issued an invoice to allow the user to request a 60% refund from the mobility bonus. Costs and options are as follows:

  • 50 euros + 5 free;
  • 100 euros + 10 free;
  • 250 euros + 50 free;
  • 500 euros + 100 free.

Completely green and electric vehicles

The real-time situation of the scooters (parking and conditions of the vehicles) is managed with a GPS system. By app you can report scooters that are not parked correctly or vehicles that are not working.

The Italian capital has opened its doors to the micro-mobility market with completely green and electric vehicles, an alternative, especially for shorter journeys. By partnering with Bird, Rome has taken another step towards improving mobility in the city and encourages the use of environmentally friendly and comfortable means of movement, especially to cover the 'first and last mile' in everyday travel.

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