The company Bird, dedicated to electric transport that respects the environment, has announced the start of its operations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The company, leader in Spain and present in cities such as Madrid, Malaga, Alcalá de Henares or Talavera de la Reina, has been selected to provide a micromobility service in the city.
Chaos in Santa Cruz de Tenerife with electric scooters: they will no longer be able to park on the sidewalks
The company has deployed since last Monday, June 27, a total of 350 scooters that will be added to the hundreds of vehicles of the Superpedestrian Link company. The model that will provide the service will be the Bird Three, the latest model developed by the company, and which has a speed limit set at 25 km/h.
“It is a pleasure to collaborate with the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to offer a mobility alternative, both to the citizens of the town and its visitors”, he highlighted Javier Aparicio, Head of Government Relations and Communication of Bird for Spain. “Santa Cruz de Tenerife thus joins other cities such as Madrid, Malaga, Alcalá de Henares or Talavera de la Reina that have already opted for shared micromobility. We are convinced that this year of service will show both the chicharreros and the City Council that this model is effective and useful for the city”.
The council has enabled 71 mandatory parking points, thus facilitating coexistence with pedestrians and other mobility alternatives. On the other hand, scooters will not be able to access pedestrian streets and the use of a helmet is recommended.
Committed to safety
The company is developing systems that protect both pedestrians and users. The company will incorporate the “Smart Sidewalk Protection” into its model deployed in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which detects when a scooter is traveling on the sidewalk. In that case, the scooter brakes progressively automatically, preventing its use until it returns to the road. This system, tested in other cities such as Madrid, will be available in the downtown area and will gradually be extended to other areas of the city.
On the other hand, the company has presented, in collaboration with Google, a visual parking system (VPS in its acronym in English). This system uses the data provided by Google Maps and Augmented Reality to determine the best area to park the scooter.