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There's a scooter war in San FranciscoCity officials are pushing back against a sudden onslaught of e-scooter rental companies. CNET talks to the CEO of one, Bird.
And right here is the bell so. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]. Did you talk to city officials before you rolled out there in San Francisco? Yes, we have a team that's been working very closely with. Different city officials and had been in contact in the months leading up to when we first rolled out in San Francisco. [MUSIC] We were actually holding out and two other competitors came in and at launch San Francisco And so we felt like it was a good time for us to also go in, because we do feel like it's ultimately, bird is a great thing for the citizens of San Francisco and we think we can have a really positive impact on reducing traffic. Certain state laws, like not riding on the sidewalk, helmets, how do you deal with riders? We tried to educate the riders. There's a rider tutorial when you sign up that educates you to ride in the bike lanes and to wear a helmet. It's all totally up to the riders to follow the rules. Our business model is to charge a dollar to use the servcie. In $0.15 a minute and we would never sell customers data that's just against what we stand for. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]