Urban Mobility in the face of a Pandemic.

The role of self-drive shared scooters Where do we stand? The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and its resulting condition has caught much of the world off-guard. The story is yet to fully play out, but it is evident that the crisis is global in nature and that science is on the frontlines in the fight against the virus. This includes medical professionals attempting to heal those affected...

An all-weather protector – The Humble Helmet

We’re all aware of the great Nostradamus and his prophecies. But there’s one thing that even he couldn’t have predicted. It was that we would take safety seriously only when staying safe would be the only option left to live. COVID-19 has forced us to adapt & co-exist with the ‘new normal’. Maintaining social distancing, implementing best health practices, and stepping out only...

Changing the landscape of Indian economy – #VocalForLocal

How do you define ‘vision?’ Is it the foresight to see things clearer than others or the ability to plan for the future better than others? Implementing a vision involves laying out a blueprint after carefully assessing the risks and rewards in the current and future scenarios. Then, creating a list of goals to accomplish it. On the 12th of May 2020, PM Modi addressed the nation on a wide...

Taking Scooter safety to the next level – Our sanitization drive

After nearly two months in the abyss, we will now be able to step-out, gradually if not in full-flow. The government has relaxed the anti-lockdown measures in zones that have seen considerable improvement so that we can slowly return to normal life. So, where does that leave us? Raring to go, vying to move again. But it’s best we do by acknowledging the elephant in the room, COVID-19. The...

Commuting post lockdown: self-drive scooters are the safest way around

World over, the debilitating effects of Covid-19, on both human lives and economic growth, are no secret. The pandemic has forced thousands of people into ongoing isolation and brought cities across the globe to a standstill. Along with an unprecedented human toll, the coronavirus has triggered a deep economic crisis. On April 14,2020, the IMF released its global growth projections, revealing...

Introducing Bounce ScooterHero – Using citizens’ vehicles for frontline workers

The ‘new normal’, life under COVID-19 has been challenging in more ways than one. For starters, we have been confined indoors and have to maintain social distancing but what has really crippled us in this hour of need is a lack of choice, a recourse, an option to commute. Public transportation services have been rolled back. Mobility options are limited. But we aren’t the only ones bearing...

Bounce introduces long-term bike rentals!

With the national lockdown possibly coming to an end many of us find ourselves wondering when life will get back to "normal". While a pre-coronavirus life may be a ways away, some everyday activities, like businesses or shops opening up again, may begin to surface. But even if the lockdown ends, our vigilance in terms of making health our priority shouldn't. So how do we, as citizens of the...

Connected – Engaged – Indoors. Here’s how our Bounce family is coping with the lockdown

If we could turn back the clock by two months, the world would have a different setting. It would be business as usual in most parts of India. People everywhere, chaos, traffic, crowded bazaars, hustle, and bustle - they all would continue to form this visual that our country is known by, ‘crowded’. But then, flash forward to reality. The Coronavirus poses one of the most complex challenges...

The virus that bugged travel! COVID-19

Let’s face it! We’re stepping into week 3 of the lockdown. Social distancing is the ‘new cool’. The world seems to have closed down for renovation, and a grand reopening is due soon. While we’re still indoors, binge-watching our favorite shows, connecting with our loved ones, introspecting and reshuffling our priorities, there’s a thought that crosses our minds. When the dust...

#CommunitySpeak – A Millennial’s Take on Scooter Rentals

There's a reason why I googled 'scooter rentals near me' a few months ago. Well, that, apart from the reason that several riders with yellow helmets on yellow bikes have left me curious in the way they whizz past me, while my car remains unmoved at bottlenecks. I've been driving myself to work for a little over 4 years now. Back then, buying a car was an investment, with the added benefit of...