The bird is an Electric scooter hiring company who has decided to launch a pilot program as a part of an ongoing expansion into Europe. It starts with hired vehicles on a single route city’s Olympic Park in protest of the legal ban of electric scooters on London’s roads. When the trend of electric scooter rise the people of Londen wants that vehicles would arrive in the country.
Earlier this Summer, Under the Highway Act of 1835 the high court had made clear the vehicle can never be used as a transport because it is class of vehicles which can only be used legally on Private property. Olympic Park was developed for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics which is owned by a private corporation London Legacy Development Corporation. Bird Electric scooter can be used in the park and if they stray down from the path (mistakenly or purposely) the GPS track their location and it will automatically power down.
In a press statement, Bird’s head of UK and Nordic countries, Richard Corbett, said the scooters were the perfect way to combat the “increasing congestion and decreasing air quality” of big cities, he further said “This is the first step on the journey to change UK regulation. And this is why today is actually quite a key milestone in British transport history: this is the first time we have seen a UK e-scooter trial, and we’re really proud to be the first to do that, to help push the boundaries.”
According to some reports, Since last year the officials of Bird have been discussing this matter with UK’s Department for Transport and London’s city authorities. The pilot program does not mean to go against legislative but it a chance for Bird to portray how safe and useful their vehicles are.