Would you hop on one of these? Just recently, Bird launched in Raleigh. The app allows users to unlock dockless, electric scooters for $1, plus 15 cents a minute.
So how does it work? You download the free app, and put in your contact information, a picture of your driver’s license, and credit card information.
A map will appear, showing the locations of the scooters and their respective battery life. Using your phone’s camera, scan the QR code on top to unlock the scooter, and then ride.
You start by pushing off with your foot for the first two to three feet, before putting both feet on the board. You can speed by pushing down on the throttle with your right thumb, and brake with your left hand. When finished, you park the scooter near a curb on the sidewalk, and out of the right-of-way of pedestrians, preferably near a tree or street sight. Read more via abc11.com.