Bird scooters to take flight east of Troost, company says

KMBZ News Staff
September 07, 2018 - 11:40 am

Kansas City, MO - The Bird electric scooters have been a hit on Kansas City streets and sidewalks, but some are asking for more to be dropped into the city's urban core and eastside.

Based on a recent census map, roughly 20 percent of households east of Troost have no access to a car.

“To help increase mobility options for east of Troost Avenue, I have been working in partnership with Bird by advising neighborhoods for them to expand service to,” Kansas City 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed said in a statement.

Reed, who just met with Bird officials in Los Angeles, said, “Quality, equitable transportation should be provided in every city in the world - and I am eager to help Bird make that conception a reality in Kansas City.”

A Bird spokesperson in a statement said, “We are committed to improving mobility for all Kansas City residents, including servicing those East of Troost Avenue within the next few months.”


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