Bird Scooters Have Landed

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am

A third operator is in the works. Most likely scenario is the city implements its pilot program (which will replace the interim guidance) with multiple operators. Hopefully there will not be any device caps, or at least the number rises significantly to ensure equitable coverage.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by flyingember » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am

There's a bunch of Lime scooters in NKC now. At Swift and Armour, one corner has a permanent bike rack right at the street, the other has scooters in space between the two curb cuts. It's a good example of how corner bumpouts can be great usable space.

It's easily a top 5 urban design intersection in KC right now.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Scoot? Lyft?

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 pm

New Bird's dropped today that are identical to the Segway branded Lime Scooters (with the underglow lighting).

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:02 pm

flyingember wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
There's a bunch of Lime scooters in NKC now. At Swift and Armour, one corner has a permanent bike rack right at the street, the other has scooters in space between the two curb cuts. It's a good example of how corner bumpouts can be great usable space.
They are still working on being official, but NKC let them launch there anyway.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:02 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Scoot? Lyft?
Nope. You'll never guess.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Next to hit KayCee?
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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 pm

Like I said, you'll never guess.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by mykn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:52 am

Dave is launching his own Scooter startup. You heard it here first.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:26 am

mykn wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:52 am
Dave is launching his own Scooter startup. You heard it here first.
Closer than you think...

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by swid » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:34 am

RideKC Scoot :-)

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:42 am

Bcycle people

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by kcjak » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:51 am

earthling wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Next to hit KayCee?
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For people too lazy to stand on a scooter? Can you just ride these into a Wal-Mart to do your shopping?

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by kboish » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 am

We're soooo close...

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by earthling » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 am

People not overweight but have poor balance while moving/standing? At least these take up less space than dockless electric assist bikes.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by scooterj » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 am

kboish wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 am
We're soooo close...

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They'll need to improve the capacity of the scooters first. You can't currently get lazy and fat without exceeding the weight limit and needing to walk again. :)

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by smh » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 pm

E-assist bcycle

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:49 pm

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/23/180 ... university
Jelly is a new electric scooter company preparing to launch at Purdue University in Indiana. Outwardly, it appears very similar to other scooter startups that have quickly spread across the country in the last 12 months. Except for one key difference: Jelly is apparently a subsidiary of Ford, one of the largest automakers in the world.

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:04 pm

A limebike poped up on my app Saturday....at Barney Allis. error or foreshadowing?

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Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Post by gfenn11 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:28 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:04 pm
A limebike poped up on my app Saturday....at Barney Allis. error or foreshadowing?
error.

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