Birds Scooters Return to West Springfield

Published on May 11, 2023

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Birds Scooters Return to West Springfield 

E-Scooter Program will Relaunch May 10th 

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (May 10, 2023)—The City of West Springfield and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly micro-electric transportation, have teamed up again to bring shared e-scooters back to the city starting Wednesday, May 10th.  

Bird is a leading micro-mobility company that aims to make cities more livable by reducing car trips, traffic congestion and carbon emissions, all of which contribute to over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The company’s scooters provide a safe, eco-friendly way to get around, shop local and offer residents without cars or with limited access to public transit a reliable, convenient transportation option. 

Bird launched a pilot program with West Springfield last summer that was a resounding success. Residents and visitors of West Springfield enjoyed an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to cars that allowed residents to get around efficiently and encouraged visitors to explore all the city has to offer. According to a recent Emory University study, e-scooters have been shown to increase the amount of consumer spending in a city. Last year’s pilot program spurred significant foot traffic and economic activity for West Springfield area businesses.

“We are excited to see our flock of bird scooters back in the community,” said West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt. “This program has allowed us to work on reducing our carbon footprint along with providing some fun alternatives in the area."

“We applaud the city of West Springfield for their continued commitment to offering convenient, environmentally friendly, and affordable transportation options to residents and visitors,” said Lauren Scribi, Senior Government Partnerships Manager at Bird. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with city leaders to provide our industry-leading e-scooters during the 2023 season.”

Bird is proud to offer a number of features and benefits that make Bird scooters accessible to all riders, including its Community Pricing Program, where low-income riders, veterans, and senior citizens receive a 50% discount as well as select local nonprofits and community organizations. 

Located in over 300 cities globally, Bird has worked in close partnership with communities across Massachusetts interested in eco-friendly, affordable micro-mobility options for residents and visitors. For more information about Bird, please visit

About Bird:

Bird is an electric vehicle company dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e-scooters and e-bikes to communities across the world. Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden, Bird now operates fleets in over 300 cities globally. Bird partners closely with the cities in which it operates to provide a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there.


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Susan Elsbree, Benchmark Strategies