KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bird, a transportation service already offered in some cities across the county, could be coming to Kansas City with the goal of making the last mile of travel even easier.
Bird lets consumers download an app that locates nearby electronic scooters. Riders find the nearest scooter and, armed with a helmet, take off for their destination.
When riders are done with the trip, they lock the scooter in the app and the transaction is complete.
The service is the latest in a series of so-called “last-mile” transportation services to arrive or planned for Kansas City. Other options include rentable bikes from B-Cycle, ZipCar and services from RideKC.
A Bird spokesman said the company didn’t have a comment regarding which cities are next on the expansion list, but the company features a photo of Kansas City’s skyline on its website.