Bird – the electric scooter rental service – will be hosting a 100-city s.h.a.r.e. Safe Streets tour this summer. The tour is designed to bring neighborhoods together and to teach riders about road safety – including how to responsibly and properly ride and park shared e-scooters, such as Birds. Each in-person s.h.a.r.e. event is free and open to the public.
In partnership with local organizations, businesses, and health and safety experts, Bird will showcase the fundamentals of safe road use for non-car users. This includes micro-mobility vehicle basics, free helmets and helmet fittings, tutorials of local rules of the road, and parking best practices. Bird will also provide tips to car-drivers on how to be more aware of all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, and e-scooter riders. They will also offer a custom virtual reality experience for those wishing to experience micro-mobility.
The five essential s.h.a.r.e tips include:
- Safe riding;
- Heightened awareness;
- Always alert;
- Respect for pedestrians; and,
- Every voice matters.
“Responsible riding benefits and improves the safety and quality of our communities,” said Paul Steely White, director of safety policy and advocacy at Bird. “While e-scooters have been embraced by millions globally, it is essential that all road users are aware of the rules of the road and of the various types of transportation individuals are embracing today. We look forward to kicking off our Bird s.h.a.r.e. Safe Streets tour to connect more deeply with cities and to help individuals safely and responsibly replace their car trips with micro-mobility options.”
For more information about the Bird s.h.a.r.e. Safe Streets tour visit: safestreetstour.com