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Bird joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board

Bird, the leader and creator of e-scooter sharing, is joining the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF), the world’s only global and all-modes transport body.

As a member of the Corporate Partnership Board, Bird will work with other corporate partners of ITF on transport policy-related projects including decarbonising transport and new mobility.

Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing environmentally-friendly transport solutions to communities across the world. It provides a fleet of shared electric vehicles that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is currently available in more than 100 cities worldwide.

The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 59 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises an annual summit of transport ministers. The Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) is the ITF’s platform for engaging with the private sector and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.

Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the ITF, said:

“Bird is a great addition to the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board. Their shared electric scooters make short trips in high-traffic urban zones easier and give citizens additional mobility options. We are looking forward to Bird’s contributions to our transport policy discussions and projects.”

Patrick Studener, Vice President and Head of Bird EMEA, said:

"At Bird, we have been so encouraged to see how riders have quickly replaced car trips with Bird rides to more easily and sustainably move around cities across the world. We’re honored to join ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and deepen our discussions on transportation solutions with governments and industry leaders to benefit the people who live and work in the cities we operate."

The members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board are: Abertis, AB InBev, Alstom, Aramco, Bird, Bosch, Brisa, ExxonMobil, Incheon International Airport, Kakao Mobility, Kapsch TrafficCom, Latvian Railways, Michelin, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, NXP, PTV Group, RATP Group, The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, SAS, Siemens, SNCF, Total, Toyota, Uber, Valeo, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Waymo.

More information about the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board, including recent work on autonomous driving, shared and inclusive mobility, data driven transport policy, decarbonising transport is available at www.itf-oecd.org/CPB.

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