Riding a Bird e-scooter through a busy pedestrian area? You could be automatically slowed down.
On Wednesday, Bird announced the launch of its new Community Safety Zones, geofenced areas of high pedestrian activity clearly marked in the app's map.
If you're traveling through these zones on a Bird scooter, your maximum speed will be automatically reduced to 8 miles per hour (13 kilometers per hour). You'll also get a message in the app explaining why your scooter has slowed down.