Bird launches multimodal fleet in Rome

Posted: 12 January 2022 | | No comments yet

Riders in Rome now have access to hundreds of Bird e-scooters and e-bikes, as well as Zig Zag e-mopeds, following the launch of Bird’s multimodal fleet in the Italian capital.

Bird launches multimodal fleet in Rome with bikes and e-moped integration

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Micro-mobility operator Bird has announced the launch of its multimodal fleet in Rome, as part of its Smart Bikeshare Program. In addition to Bird e-scooters, riders in Rome now have access to hundreds of Bird Bikes, as well as Zig Zag e-mopeds, directly on the Bird app.

First announced in June 2021, the Smart Bikeshare Program gives riders access to Bird’s brand new e-assist bikes, as well as local bike and e-moped operators, such as Zig Zag. The programme aims to help to increase sustainable mobility alternatives for Rome’s millions of residents and tourists.

Rome is the first city globally to offer riders a suite of three micro-electric vehicle options directly through the Bird app.

“Our partnership with Bird is helping to establish a new industry standard, one that benefits riders, cities and local businesses alike,” said Zig Zag founder, Emanuele Grazioli. “Integrating with Bird has given millions of scooter riders the opportunity to experience the benefits of e-mopeds. When operators like Bird and Zig Zag cooperate to make more clean transportation choices available, everyone wins.”

Each Bird Bike comes equipped with a host of safety and sustainability features, including dual hand brakes, advanced onboard diagnostics, aerospace-grade aluminium alloy framing and a maximum range of more than 50 miles on a single battery charge.

Furthermore, riders can easily access Zig Zag e-mopeds by simply tapping the clearly marked icons in the Bird app, which will then take them to the Zig Zag user interface to complete their rental.