Helicopter organisation Blade to provide scooters for commuting employees

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Something for the weekend: Helicopter ride organisation Blade is to provide electric scooters as a benefit to its employees.

The New York-based start-up plans to make the vehicles available to its 25 full-time workers in a scooter-sharing pilot programme, designed to ease commuting issues and transportation costs.

Under the initiative, the electric scooters will be available for check-out from the organisation’s Manhattan headquarters for 24 hours at a time. They will be dockless, meaning they can be left anywhere, with an app telling employees where the closest available scooter can be accessed.

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The organisation, which offers on-demand private helicopter, seaplane and jet rides through its own app, says a number of its employees based in Brooklyn will be helped by the initiative, owing to a planned shutdown of the L subway line that connects the region to Manhattan.

Here at Employee Benefits, we think this is a sharp move by Blade…