Bird Canada Launches Bird Bikeshare Service In Windsor

Sunday October 17th, 2021

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Photos by: Anna Millerman/windsoriteDOTca

Just months after launching e-scooters in Windsor, Bird Canada launched Bird Bikeshare at Open Streets on Sunday.

An initial fleet of electric Bird Bikes will be added to Bird Canada’s fleet of Bird e-scooters that have been available in Windsor since May. Windsor will be the second City worldwide, after San Diego, to experience Bird Bikes.

“We’ve had a very successful rollout of our e-scooters in Windsor this season and are thrilled that it’s the first city in Canada to experience our all-new Bird Bikeshare service,” said Stewart Lyons, CEO of Bird Canada.

“The Bird Bike is a safe, accessible, and eco-friendly mobility option. They are built with comfort and flexibility in mind, including a quick-adjust seat and electric-assist pedalling that make every trip a breeze. Like our e-scooters, we anticipate the Bird Bike will be very well received by the people of Windsor.”

Riders can start a trip on the Bird Bike by scanning the QR code with the app located on each e-bike. The cost to ride the Bird Bike is the same as the e-scooter: $1.15 to unlock and 0.35 per minute. As with Bird e-scooters, Bird Bikeshare riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and can request a free helmet be sent to them through the app.

Bird Bikes can be parked in the furniture zone of the sidewalk, out of the public right of way, in line with benches, trees, and bike racks without blocking pedestrian travel. However, Bird Canada encourages all riders to park in the City of Windsor designated parking spots wherever possible. These designated parking spots can be found in the app.

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