Bird Scooters Have Landed

Transportation topics in KC
scooterj
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 5832
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:30 pm
Location: Northmoor
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by scooterj » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 pm

All's good. Having too much Mexican food too late after a crappy day at work and being stressed over too many rapidly approaching deadlines makes one hypersensitive/cranky online.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:46 pm

No worries.... I can see how my post would be taken not in the way I intended

gfenn11
Pad site
Pad site
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:15 am

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 am

Lime must be very close to launching as I completed my online training to become a 'Juicer' and will be notified when I can come pick up my chargers. It was a nice KC specific page.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 am

gfenn11 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 am
Lime must be very close to launching as I completed my online training to become a 'Juicer' and will be notified when I can come pick up my chargers. It was a nice KC specific page.
Came here to post the same.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 am

^Are you guys Bird Chargers as well?

Curios that Bird stopped planting morning Nests in River Market over last week. At request of RM? And looks like riders are pretty good about not parking on Plaza. Given red zoning Plaza was supposedly Bird's call, will be interesting to see what Lime does.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:39 am

Never heard from bird.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16561
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:14 pm

Lime has hired a local ops manager.

gfenn11
Pad site
Pad site
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:15 am

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:21 pm

earthling wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 am
^Are you guys Bird Chargers as well?

Curios that Bird stopped planting morning Nests in River Market over last week. At request of RM? And looks like riders are pretty good about not parking on Plaza. Given red zoning Plaza was supposedly Bird's call, will be interesting to see what Lime does.

I charge for Bird!

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:00 pm

I signed up to charge lime but I doubt I actually ever do it.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:25 pm

Is my Bird app not working or are there really no scooters nearly all downtown and all piled up in midtown to UMKC?

edit: OK, so it looks like they show scooters for just a certain radius now. There are over 200 scooters downtown and over 200 in midtown to Brookside to Rockhurst.

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Yeah it's a tight radius now... Bird is definitely trying to up their supply before lime gets going.... Most I've ever seen today... They are everywhere as you walk downtown.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Using a FakeGPS app to set in different areas, looks to be about 500 in city, which is the KCMO limit per operator right?

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 28620
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:45 pm

That was the limit agreed to in their agreement.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16561
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:16 pm

...unless the Public Works Director authorized more.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:28 am

Someone I know ran into a Lime tester (not literally) and the tester said Lime launch could still be a couple weeks away. Anyone hear differently?

brewcrew1000
Penntower
Penntower
Posts: 2210
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 am
Location: Broadway/Gilham according to google maps

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:58 am

Are these scooters going to be out of operation in the Winter or just taken away during snow events or extreme cold?

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:27 am

One article I've seen implied they decide on a day to day basis. Unlikely they'll put any out if a snowstorm expected. :)

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16561
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:49 pm

earthling wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:27 am
One article I've seen implied they decide on a day to day basis. Unlikely they'll put any out if a snowstorm expected. :)
Bird's interim operating agreement with KCMO states:
Inclement Weather. On days where inclement weather (rain or snow) is anticipated, Company will halt its Shared Active Transportation Operation. On days where snow is anticipated, Company shall remove its Small Vehicles from City right of way. Company shall not hold City liable for damage to Small Vehicles caused by City’s snow removal operations.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4536
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:36 pm

One Lime scooter shows up on public Lime mobile app. In front of Xtra Virgin in Xroads. I just sent a 'Welcome Lime' ring to it, haha.

User avatar
grovester
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3705
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Location: KC Metro

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by grovester » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:20 pm

Ha! We can all track Dave.

Post Reply