Bird launches first bikeshare integration of 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal
Following this latest integration, Bird riders in Lisbon can now access both Bird scooters and Gira bikes through the micro-mobility operator’s app – further strengthening Bird’s multimodal transportation offering in Europe.
Bird has announced the launch of its integration with Gira, the public bikeshare service in Lisbon, marking its first smart bikeshare integration of 2022.
As part of this unique multimodal programme, riders in the Portuguese capital can now see and access Gira bikes directly from the Bird app. Gira stations and the number of available bikes at each will be clearly visible alongside Bird scooters, helping to promote even more sustainable and affordable transportation in the city.
“We’re honoured to team with Gira on this initiative that will increase access to clean transportation alternatives in Lisbon,” said Brian Buccella, Bird’s Senior Vice President of Government Partnerships and Consumer Products. “Portugal is quickly becoming a leader in sustainable transportation in Europe, and Bird is dedicated to helping this progress continue through strong local partnerships, service expansions and our most innovative technologies.”
To access Gira bikes from the Bird app, riders can simply tap the green bike icon. This will immediately connect them to Gira, where rentals can be started in just a matter of moments.
Lisbon joins a growing list of cities across Europe that offer local bike and e-moped integrations directly from the Bird app, including Oslo, Rome, Florence, Bordeaux and Tbilisi, not to mention a growing number of cities in the U.S.
Bird’s integration with Gira is the latest in a growing series of new city, vehicle and programme launches that are increasing access to sustainable, micro-electric mobility throughout Portugal.
These include recent RFP wins and deployments in cities like Vila Franca de Xira, the arrival of the newest Bird Three e-scooters in cities throughout the country, free election day rides to the polls and the recent signing of the Porto Climate Pact.