There are nine in all – The Economic Journal

There are nine in all - The Economic Journal

The company of sharing of electric scooters Bird was this Thursday presented to the media, being that it initiates activity in Lisbon on 1 April with 250 trotinetes.

"We want Bird to be a transportation alternative for everyone living in Lisbon," said Tênis Zaba, Bird's EMEA Communications to Jornal Econômico.

As for the trout supply, it will all depend on demand. "We are a very flexible company," he added.

The particularity of the Bird trotters is that they will only work between 7am and 9pm every day. During the night they are collected by a team named by Bird Watchers, later loaded and are back on the streets of the capital by 7am.

One of Bird's main objectives is to help the Lisbon municipality to achieve its goal of reducing traffic congestion in the city. "It's crazy, I do not know how they can handle it," Yenia Zaba told Jornal Econômico.

Contributing to a cleaner city of polluting gases is one of the main premises of the agreement with Bird and Lisbon City Council, signed earlier this month. "We've been in talks for four months," Zaba told the press conference at Bird's presentation.

José Miguel Trigoso, president of Road Traffic Prevention, also attended Bird's presentation, where he said: "The behavior of the driver is decisive. Use, have fun, but always in a responsible and safe way. "

He also recalled that the role of the authorities has been very residual with regard to enforcement, calling for compliance with the law and the responsibility of drivers of these vehicles.

Lisbon already has nine companies of trotinetes: Bird, Lime, Hive, Voi, Tier, Wind, Flash, Bungo and Iomo.

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