I’m part of a startup aimed at making scooter infrastructure more solid by introducing a network of charging docks for scooters. We’re launching beta soon in New York, and I’d like to get as much feedback as possible from the charger community to make sure we get it right.
Here’s how it works for chargers:
- You still work as Bird charger (or Lime juicer), use their apps to locate scooters and get paid by them;
- Instead of taking Birds to your home, you’ll take them to the dock stations. You use our app to find available slots nearby;
- Dock stations are located on parking spaces and city garages and are publicly accessible, and will be marked as Bird Nests or Lime Hubs (we’re working on that);
- You leave them charging at dock stations and release in the morning before 7am. At first you’ll need to visit the dock station but later on, we plan to enable remote release in partnership with Lime and Bird.
Overall the startup is aimed at facilitating the scooter revolution, keeping them organized, especially in densely populated areas where there’s no space on streets to leave them. I’d appreciate any sorts of feedback: why this works or doesn’t work for you, what can be improved etc. If you have time I’d love to ask more specific questions either on phone or online - just message me or comment below.
p.s. Briefly about us: founders have worked with Lime, operated $100m+ companies, invested in 30+ startups.