No more $3 scooters in Arlington and DC. The minimum bounty for Bird is now $4. This was a great decision. Those $3 scooters were left on the streets for over a week because no one picked them up. We brought up this issue during our D.C. charger meeting with Bird GM.
We emphasized that Bird was losing money on $3 scooters because they are not being ridden. Bird heard us and made the change quickly.
We have to remember that this was a calculated business decision. To make up for the $1 increase, although it is not confirmed, Bird removed $7 and $8 bounties. Some may not like the change because of this. I know a few full-time chargers who averages $6-7 per scooter everyday. They are not happy at all.
This update worked like charm though. Most of the abandoned scooters got picked up today finally.