BIRD: Electric scooter service Bird eyes Toronto market

By David RiderCity Hall Bureau Chief

Jan 03, 2019

via The Star

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Photo Credit: The Star

Electric scooter service Bird eyes Toronto market


The electric scooter craze that has commuters zipping around U.S. cities has not yet landed in Toronto but Bird — one of the biggest e-scooter firms — is about to.

The Santa Monica-based company is deploying a local lobbyist to talk to multiple city councillors, city transportation staff and an official in Mayor John Tory’s office.

“Bird is seeking to partner with the City of Toronto to establish a harmonious and sustainable transportation network that involves last-mile electric scooter sharing,” the company says in a lobbyist registration.

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