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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
by gfenn11
There's a large group of fresh birds sitting over in a KCK shipping lot waiting to be set free.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:27 pm
by KCPowercat
150+ today

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 pm
by earthling
^About 200. Heavy concentration of morning Nests along Main through Midtown today. They seem to be experimenting with different nesting locations each morning.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 pm
by snigglefritz
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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm
by DaveKCMO
Lime very close to launching.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 am
by earthling
^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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
by alejandro46
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 :(

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 am
by KCPowercat
Grabbed one this morning when I actually needed to be somewhere quicker than I could walk... Nice option to have.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 am
by DaveKCMO
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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 am
by earthling
^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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:51 am
by scooterj
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.)

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am
by earthling
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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 am
by KCPowercat
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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:13 am
by KCPowercat
Let's get going lime... And bring those bikes while you are at it.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 am
by DaveKCMO
Caught a bird charger putting these out at Up/Down around 9am.

Image

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:46 am
by chrizow

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:13 pm
by gfenn11
We're getting another shipment tomorrow. :)

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:31 am
by KCPowercat
Checked about 7pm and only two in all of downtown.... Assuming they were all out of juice. Pretty impressive.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 pm
by benjaminkelley
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.

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
by KCPowercat
Let's put in more mobility lanes if we are super concerned.... Riders will use them.