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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Chirp chirp: Bird Bikes infiltrate Burlington

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Emily Kobus
Bird Bikes serve as a sustainable and affordable transportation option to college students and other community members.

Bird bikes have landed and made their nests in the greater Burlington area. You have probably seen the bright robin’s egg blue bikes sprawled across campus and downtown in unusual locations or conditions. BirdBikeshare’s partnership with the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association has provided 200 e-bikes to the Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski communities. Bird’s mission is to help reduce the use of gas powered cars, traffic and carbon emissions in hopes of a more sustainable future.

Bird bike rests along Main Street right across the street from City Hall Nov.14. (Annalisa Madonia)
A discarded Bird bike adorned in seaweed by the water. (Emily Kobus)
A Bird bike seen off in the distance at Waterfront Park. (Emily Kobus)
The Bird app is used to track bikes around the city and to also pay for the ride.
(Emily Kobus)
A Bird bike is perched outside of August First bakery on South Champlain Street Nov.14. (Annalisa Madonia)
Bird bike leans against the Church Street Market poll Nov.14. (Annalisa Madonia)
Bird bike lurks in the reflection of the August First window Nov.14. (Annalisa Madonia)
Those riding Bird bikes can conveniently park at their destination.
(Emily Kobus)
Bird bike looks out into the distance of Lake Champlain Nov.14. (Annalisa Madonia)
A fleet of about 200 e-bikes have landed in Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski. (Emily Kobus)
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About the Contributors
Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor
(She/her)  Emily Kobus is a sophomore public communication major, concentrating in community media and journalism and minoring in political science. She began her work at the Cynic as a staff photographer before taking on the role of photo editor. In her free time, Emily enjoys writing, café hopping and exploring the outdoors. Email [email protected] to get in contact with Emily.
Annalisa Madonia, Co-Photo Editor
(She/her)  Annalisa Madonia is a sophomore majoring in public communication with minors in food systems, applied design and nutrition and food sciences. She joined the Cynic as a staff photographer before taking on the role of photo editor. In her free time, she loves to combine her passion for baking and photography with food photography. Email [email protected] to get in contact with Annalisa.