Micro-Mobility Company Bird Expands Its Portfolio to Enable Users with Disabilities to Benefit from Its Services

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By Harriet Sumnall | 2Q 2022 | IN-6538


Micro-Mobility for a Larger Demographic


Micro-mobility service providers have been busy growing their portfolios of offerings since the real kick-start of this market back in 2017 when China saw three significant vendors—Ofo, Mobike, and oBike—offer a significant number of bikes through a sharing model. The market originated with pedal bikes, then expanded to electric pedal bikes (pedelecs), and electric scooters, and now Bird is offering a solution that can make wheelchairs part of the shared economy.

The expansion is being trialed in the Bronx, New York City, and is one of the company’s initiatives designed to increase shared mobility access for people with disabilities. At the center of the initiative is a battery-powered attachment that is compatible with a variety of wheelchair models, and it includes a forward and reverse throttle. This initiative aims to make travel around the city easier for wheelchair users, especially for long journeys, and journeys that include hillier terrain.

Portfolio and Customer Outreach Expansion



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