Bird has launched a partnership with WeGo to provide a micromobility solution in Nashville, Tenn.
The term describes the increased reach of public transportation when paired with micromobility, and a new partnership between Bird and Nashville’s WeGo public transit agency is helping more riders benefit from this clean, cost-effective alternative to driving.
Here’s how it works.
Using data provided by WeGo, Bird has identified commonly used bus stops that are likely to benefit from micromobility parking zones with consistently available e-scooters. Bird then worked with the agency to strategically enlarge its service area in Nashville-Davidson County to allow these bus stops to be easily accessed.
Riders traveling to and from Nashville using popular thoroughfares like Nolensville Pike, Gallatin Pike and Murfreesboro Pike can now complete their journeys using a combination of shared scooters and public transportation as opposed to gas-powered cars.
Bird will regularly share insights from the program with WeGo to evaluate how it can be improved and whether more local transit stops can benefit from available e-scooter parking.
This initiative with WeGo is the most recent in a growing series of public-private partnerships designed to support public transportation providers around the world.