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Understanding Bird Electric Scooters: How They Work and How to Use Them

Bird electric scooters have gained immense popularity in recent years, providing an environmentally friendly and convenient mode of transportation in urban areas. They operate through a smartphone app, which users can use to locate, unlock, and pay for their rides. The scooters are dockless and can be left at any location after completing a ride. In this article, we'll delve deeper into how bird electric scooters work and the necessary steps to using them efficiently.

Firstly, to use a bird electric scooter, you'll need to download the Bird app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices. Create an account and enter your payment information to get started. Next, use the app to locate a scooter near you – the app's map will show you the available scooters and their respective locations. Make sure to check the battery levels indicated on the app, as you'll want to choose a scooter with sufficient charge for your intended trip.

Once you've located a scooter, approach it and scan the QR code located on the handlebars using the app. This will unlock the scooter and start your ride. To begin moving, kick-off with one foot on the ground and the scooter will activate its electric motor. Use the throttle on the right handlebar to accelerate and the brake on the left handlebar to slow down or stop. Follow all local traffic rules and regulations, and avoid riding on sidewalks where pedestrians are present.

During your ride, the app will keep track of the time and distance traveled, and calculate the cost accordingly. Bird electric scooters typically charge a base fare and a per-minute rate for usage. When you've reached your destination and are ready to end your ride, park the scooter in a safe and appropriate location away from obstructing pedestrian paths or traffic. To end the ride, use the app to lock the scooter, which will finalize the payment based on the duration of your trip.

In conclusion, bird electric scooters provide a fun and efficient way to navigate urban areas while reducing your carbon footprint. By understanding how they work and following the steps outlined above, you can enjoy a pleasant ride experience and contribute to a greener, cleaner environment.

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