The City of Green Bay is partnering with shared electric scooter company, Bird Rides, to bring e-scooters to the City, launching this week. The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay to use the scooter per minute, at no cost to the City. Bird Rides offers scooters to residents and visitors to help reduce carbon emissions as well as traffic congestion on our roadways. The scooters also provide a safe and fun way to get around our city and offer residents without automobiles another transportation option.
The scooters can be used on roads and in bike lanes and have a maximum speed of 15mph. Scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians and never blocking driveways or building access. Riders are required to be 18-years-old and above to access the scooters. Riders are also encouraged to wear a helmet on every ride and required to obey all standard rules of the road. Scooters should be used like a bike would, yielding right-of-way accordingly. This means scooters cannot be used on city sidewalks in commercial areas, and riders should always walk their scooters when pedestrians are present on sidewalks in our residential areas. On CityDeck, please read the signs that desigate bike and scooters areas versus pedestrian areas. SLOW DOWN when passing pedestrians!
Having an issue with poorly parked scooters or damage? Community Mode allows anyone with a Bird account to report on issues and provide feedback. You will be asked to provide the Bird ID number and the specific issue(s) you are experiencing, then one of Bird's team members will be assigned to correct the issue. You can access Community Mode by tapping the yield sign on the bottom left of the Bird map in your app.
Below is the Operational Zone within the City of Green Bay, last updated on August 4, 2021. E-Scooters are not allowed on the Fox River Trail from Porlier Street to the Village of Allouez. They are also not allowed in the City's parking ramps. For the most up-to-date information on the Operational Zone, please use the Bird app. You will be able to view no-ride & no-park zones, as well as parking locations.
Any questions, complaints, or comments should be directed to Bird, as this is not a City service. Bird Rides can be reached directly at 1-866-205-2442. Other ways to contact Bird can be found here.
Use this Beginner's Guide to learn how to safely ride, park, and experience the benefits of Bird scooters.
Discount program available to veterans, senior citizens, healthcare workers, students with grants, and select community groups. Find out more here.
Need a helmet? Learn about Bird's free helmet program.