Bird, Scootaround bringing disabled accessible vehicles to San Diego. Courtesy of Bird Global

Bird Global announced Friday that it has launched an accessible mobility program in the city of San Diego, allowing residents and visitors with disabilities to reserve and use “accessible vehicles” such as electric wheelchairs.

In partnership with scooter and wheelchair rental company Scootaround, Bird says customers can access the fleet of vehicles accessible through the Bird app. A toll-free service will also allow customers to ask questions, according to a company statement. When the vehicles are delivered, racers will receive a personal tutorial on how to use the vehicles, according to the company.

“Bird’s commitment to improving access to sustainable mobility for all means partnering with industry experts whose mission parallels ours, including Scootaround and Easterseals,” said Rebecca Hahn, Head of Corporate Responsibility corporate social policy at Bird. “Together with Scootaround, we are able to provide reliable, on-demand personal transportation service for people with disabilities. This is extremely important to our team and we believe it is just as valuable to the communities we serve.

The company’s electric scooters have been common in San Diego since 2018, with an electric bike program also launched earlier this year at San Diego State University.

According to Bird, San Diego is the third city in which the new service has been launched, after the Bronx and San Francisco.

City News The service contributed to this article.

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