• Safety First

    The safety of riders and members of the community is our top priority here at Bird. Keep these things in mind next time you ride.

  • Where to Ride

    Care for pedestrians. No riding on sidewalks unless local law requires or permits — it endangers members of our community who want to walk freely. We’re all in this together, so let’s be good neighbors and look out for one another.


    Ride in bike lanes or close to the right curb.

  • Where to Park

    • Park Birds out of the public right of way — keeping walkways, driveways, access ramps, and fire hydrants clear.

    • Park Birds close to the curb, facing the street near designated bike or scooter parking areas, trees, or street signs.

    • Make sure your kickstand is securely in the down position so that the Bird stays upright.

    • Avoid uneven surfaces like grass, gravel, rocks, or inclines.

  • Wear a Helmet

    Bird offers free helmets to all active riders. Just cover shipping. You can request your helmet in the Safety section in the Bird app.

  • Rules of the Road

    • You must be 18+ years old with a valid driver’s license
    • Bird is fun with friends, but only one rider per Bird is permitted
    • Follow all traffic rules including street signs and stop signs
    • Use caution at crosswalks

  • Use Caution

    • Always be aware of surrounding traffic, especially at intersections - cars are your biggest risk.
    • Start off slowly while you get used to the accelerator and brakes.
    • No one-handed rides. Put down the phone and coffee cup.
    • No headphones - listen to what's around you.
    • Don’t ride if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

  • How to Ride

    Find a Bird

    Find a Bird near you and tap the button to unlock.


    Kick-start three times, then push throttle button down.


    Place both feet on footboard while riding.


    Squeeze brake handle to slow down.

    Questions about Safety?

    Send us a note at hello@bird.co

    Having problems with your ride?

    Please report it within the app.

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