With the first summer of Airdrie's e-scooters being a big hit, Bird, an e-scooters provider released this past summer's stats for Airdrie.
In 2022, users in Airdrie rode 49,933 km, with an average trip length of 3 km.
The city saw one rider take more than 271 trips between July and October 2022 (averaging two trips a day, every day of the season), with the longest trip of the season by one customer sitting at 51 km in a single ride.
According to the statistics, locals and tourists have continued to support the micro-mobility program, and communities gain from having a variety of alternative transportation options.
“We love that Airdronians are seeing the direct lifestyle benefit of having micro-mobility options available, along with the positive impact on their community, and we look forward to another successful year ahead”, said Bird Canada’s Chief Operating Officer, Alex Petre. “Since launching this year, we’ve worked extremely hard to win the trust and respect of the cities we serve, and we’re excited by the fact that 98 per cent of respondents felt that Bird Canada vehicles have had a positive impact upon the city of Airdrie.”
At the close of the 2022 season, a nationwide survey, of over 3,000 riders, found 98 per cent of respondents (in all locations) agree the program made a positive impact on their city, with 56 per cent asking for more vehicles, a larger operating zone and more parking spaces.
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