The Last Mile

    Bird hiring senior Canadian staff as scooter race comes north

    Lime and Bird scooters, shown on the streets of Los Angeles, CA in November 2018, could be heading to Canada pending regulatory approvals. Shutterstock
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    Scooter company Bird is looking to expand to Canada, setting up meetings with senior government officials and hiring leadership-level staff, The Logic has learned.

    The move comes less than six months after its rival, Lime, began lobbying provincial and city governments across the country in its own Canadian expansion effort, and operating pilot projects in Calgary and Waterloo, Ont.

    The two companies are forging ahead with Ontario and Alberta plans, despite provincial laws banning scooters from public roads.

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