Scooters

Electronic Scooters


Image of Bird Electronic Scooter

The City of Monroe has partnered with the shared electric scooter company, Bird Rides, to bring e-scooters to the community.

Bird Rides offers dockless scooters to residents and visitors as an additional transportation option within the City to help reduce carbon emissions, as well as traffic congestion on roadways. The program officially launches Wednesday, June 9th.

The scooters are accessible via a free mobile app wherein riders pay to use the scooter per minute.

  • Scooter boundaries will be limited to the City of Monroe proper, with some exclusions.
  • Scooters can only be used on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, and in street bike lanes.
  • Scooters have a maximum speed of 15mph. Riders are required to be 18 years-old and above to operate the scooters.
  • Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet on every ride and required to obey all standard rules of the road applicable to any motorized vehicle.
  • When users end their ride, scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians, never blocking driveways and walkways.
  • Scooters cannot be abandoned on private property – all rides need to end on public property.
  • As per City ordinance, scooters are not allowed on sidewalks or bike paths, including riverside Worrell Trail, but only in the street bike lanes.

Where can you find a scooter?  They will be located in 'nests' around the city.  These areas are usually places with high foot traffic and visibility, to make it as easy as possible for someone to locate a Bird and start a ride.  These locations can be fluid, changing with daily use, but think Downtown or parks locations to start.

Residents with questions or concerns about the e-scooters can contact the company directly at 1-866-205-2442 or email hello@bird.co. 

Abandoned scooters or those inappropriately parked should be reported directly to the company at 1-866-205-2442 or email hello@bird.co.   Contact information can also be found affixed to each scooter. 

More information about the company can be found on their website (www.bird.co).