100 Bird e-bikes arrive in Cleveland on Tuesday
CLEVELAND — Bird, the electric transportation company, will launch e-bikes in Cleveland on Tuesday. Electric bikes will join the existing scooter fleet in the city.
“We are excited to add Bird e-bikes to shared micromobility options in the City of Cleveland,” Mayor Justin M. Bibb said in a press release. “Scooters and bicycles are a practical and durable option for short trips around town. There are currently four shared mobility companies working with city departments, local universities, Cuyahoga County and our residents to ensure these efforts are as safe, helpful and fair as possible.
There will be 100 e-bikes brought to Cleveland. It will be the first city in the state to have Bird e-bikes.
The launch of e-bikes comes as people increasingly turn to electric transport, and bikes in general, for eco-friendly and affordable transportation options as gas prices soar. The bikes feature an electronic assist motor to help riders climb hills of up to 20%.
“The launch of Bird’s e-bike is one piece of the puzzle of improving mobility in Cleveland. More accessible and readily available micromobility devices, including bicycles and scooters, offer a range of benefits including better health, less air pollution and improved mobility,” said Jacob VanSickle, Executive Director by Bike Cleveland. “Bird’s electric scooters have been very welcome. alternative to petrol cars and we look forward to the new fleet of e-bikes hitting the streets.
Bird representatives will launch the e-bike fleet on Tuesday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at Mall C.
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