Bird offers free scooter sharing to help Tel Aviv medics reach the scene in seconds
United Hatzalah personnel will be able to respond faster to emergencies using Bird’s network of electric micro-mobility vehicles
CTech | 11:38 21.07.2020
Volunteer paramedics operating in central Israel just got a lot nimbler. Electric scooter-sharing company Bird Rides Inc. entered a collaboration this week with United Hatzalah, an emergency medical services non-profit, to provide its volunteers with access to Bird’s fleet of scooters so they can get to the scene even faster than before. United Hatzalah operates all sorts of rapid response vehicles, from ambulances to motorcycles and even electric bicycles, but using scooters enables the medics to respond to calls more quickly, particularly in crowded urban settings. The collaboration in Tel Aviv is a pilot project that may expand to other cities in Israel and around the world.
"We are excited to launch the innovative collaboration. Israel is considered a world leader in the field of micro-mobility, and we put all our stock in developing capabilities and upgrading mobility opportunities for the Israeli public, said Bird Israel CEO, Yaniv Rivlin.