• 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.

  • Bird Helmet

    Wear a helmet for your safety while riding. Bird offers free helmets to all active riders. Just cover shipping.

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Questions about Safety?

    Send us a note at hello@bird.co

    Having problems with your ride?

    Go to the Help section in the menu to report issues.

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