Bird is making Paris its ‘second home,’ as city cracks down on scooter riding

Bird is planning to build a new hub in Paris and hire 1,000 people over two years to help spur the growth of its scooter-sharing service across the European continent. Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden said the hub will be the Santa Monica-based company’s “second European home.”
Bird first launched its dockless, electric scooter rental business in Paris last August. Since then, its scooters have become a ubiquitous sight in the City of Lights. The hub will complement Bird’s service center in Paris, where employees perform maintenance on the company’s fleet of e-scooters.
the promise to create 1,000 jobs is unlikely to derail the city’s effort to clamp down
But the promise to create 1,000 jobs is unlikely to derail the city’s effort to clamp…

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