Bird Scooters Have Landed

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm

There's a large group of fresh birds sitting over in a KCK shipping lot waiting to be set free.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:27 pm

150+ today

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 pm

^About 200. Heavy concentration of morning Nests along Main through Midtown today. They seem to be experimenting with different nesting locations each morning.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by snigglefritz » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 pm

It made me so happy to see 6 birds within steps of my front door this morning when last week it was about 6 in a 4 block radius.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm

Lime very close to launching.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 am

^Will be interesting to see how broad they start and how many scooters.

Ever since Plaza has been red zoned, Bird has no morning Nests south of 43rd now.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by alejandro46 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am

Tried to ride a Bird with a friend last night, spent 5 minutes looking for two around PNL that were on the map but not there :(

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 am

Grabbed one this morning when I actually needed to be somewhere quicker than I could walk... Nice option to have.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 am

earthling wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 am
^Will be interesting to see how broad they start and how many scooters.

Ever since Plaza has been red zoned, Bird has no morning Nests south of 43rd now.
They’ve been consistently telling me 500.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 am

^That should cover some gaps.

Rode a Bird other day with 30% charge and it didn't have much speed, had to kick a little too often. Lime has bigger batteries but their presence will also mean Birds used less often, so more Birds should have more juice by end of day. Would think most will use whatever is closer or more juice but sounds like in other cities, Lime is preferred if both right there.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by scooterj » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:51 am

alejandro46 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
Tried to ride a Bird with a friend last night, spent 5 minutes looking for two around PNL that were on the map but not there :(
Meanwhile I keep seeing Birds parked on the sidewalk that aren't on the map. (But their lights are blinking so I assume they have power.)

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am

They may still be checked out, possibly accidentally. Not thrilled with Bird's two step check in. When you click Lock, it should stop the billing.

But also could be below 15% power, which is when they take it offline but has enough juice for Charger to find.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 am

scooterj wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:51 am
alejandro46 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
Tried to ride a Bird with a friend last night, spent 5 minutes looking for two around PNL that were on the map but not there :(
Meanwhile I keep seeing Birds parked on the sidewalk that aren't on the map. (But their lights are blinking so I assume they have power.)
Probably out of juice or reported damaged.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:13 am

Let's get going lime... And bring those bikes while you are at it.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 am

Caught a bird charger putting these out at Up/Down around 9am.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:13 pm

We're getting another shipment tomorrow. :)

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:31 am

Checked about 7pm and only two in all of downtown.... Assuming they were all out of juice. Pretty impressive.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by benjaminkelley » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 pm

I'm beginning to wonder what percentage of these things get used legally.
I would say for every legal operation I see probably five illegal operations on average.

Today...
In the time I've been back downtown/crossroads from work day. I've seen...
Group of four riding on sidewalk down SWB between Broadway and Main. (Saw same 4 riders on scooters on streetcar platform shortly after).
Group of three riders on sidewalks at 13th and Main.
Group of two riders on sidwalke on Main in Crossroads.
Group of two riders weaving between wrong direction and turn lane at 20th and Main.
Group of two riders riding up sidewalk on Baltimore.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Let's put in more mobility lanes if we are super concerned.... Riders will use them.

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