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Electric Scooter Service extended across Canterbury.

Student news

Electric Scooter Service extended across Canterbury.

Canterbury’s electric scooter service trial zone is to be expanded across the city.

Micro-mobility operator Bird launched in Canterbury in November last year, offering students a new way to travel between the universities.

Students can now download the app and use Bird’s electric scooters on more routes in the city. As well as being able to use the scooters to travel between universities (you can pick one up from just inside Gate 3 on CCCU Campus)  the new operational zone includes Canterbury West & Canterbury East train stations so people can connect to the stations.

Bird require all riders to be over 18, and hold a provisional or full drivers licence before they can ride.

All riders consent to a safety agreement with Bird, and those who do not act responsibly can be banned from the app.

Bird’s scooters are regularly sanitised and travelling on a scooter enables people to avoid other more crowded transport alternatives.

To use the system:

  • Download the Bird app onto your smartphone and create an account (you will need to add your driving licence or provisional to verify your age)
  • Open the app and find the nearest Bird