• Electric scooter hire is coming to the UK under a deal struck by $2 billion startup Bird

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    Bird, the $2 billion electric scooter company, is launching in the UK on a single route inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
    Bird is the first electric scooter company to launch in the UK, beating competitors like Lime and Uber to the punch.
    UK laws prevent scooters from being used on roads or pavements, and Bird is in the process of lobbying for legislative change.
    Electric scooter company Bird has taken a step towards entering the UK market by launching within the confines of London's Olympic Park.
    While the buzzy US startup can't fully launch in Britiain because of laws...
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  • Electric scooter hire is coming to the UK under a deal struck by $2 billion startup Bird

    Electric scooter hire is coming to the UK under a deal struck by $2 billion startup Bird

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Bird, the $2 billion electric scooter company, is launching in the UK on a single route inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
    Bird is the first electric scooter company to launch in the UK, beating competitors like Lime and Uber to the punch.
    UK laws prevent scooters from being used on roads or pavements, and Bird is in the process of lobbying for legislative change.
    Electric scooter company Bird has taken a step towards entering the UK market by launching within the confines of London's Olympic Park.
    While the buzzy US startup can't fully launch in Britiain because of laws that...
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  • You can ride Bird's e-scooters in London starting today - but only in Olympic Park

    You can ride Bird's e-scooters in London starting today - but only in Olympic Park

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    It was only a matter of time before the electric scooters infiltrated the U.K.
    Today, the well-funded startup Bird is launching a fleet of its shareable e-scooters in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As part of the pilot, the company is making the scooters available between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. for anyone heading between Stratford and Here East, a co-working campus located in the middle of the park that's also home to Bird's London office. Here's a map of the approved route:
    Londoners or anyone who's followed the scooter wars closely are probably scratching their heads, because yes...
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