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☷ Brighton Colorado - Micromobility is coming to the city with the launch of Bird Scooters in Brighton 22 June 2022
Brighton , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Brighton and Bird , a leader in environmentally - friendly electric transportation , are teaming up to bring shared e - scooters to the city . The launch of Bird in Brighton will be on Thursday , June 30 at 10 a . m . at Brighton City Hall ( 500 S . 4th Avenue ) . The electric Bird scooters are part of the growing micromobility movement aimed at reducing gas - powered car trips , traffic and carbon emissions .
On April 5 , City Council passed ( 7 yes to 1 no , with one absence ) a shared electric scooter ordinance to amend Brighton Municipal Code to authorize the operation and licensing of shared electric scooters in the city . The ordinance requires licensing of micromobility devices in the city , establishes rules and regulations governing the operation of shared electric scooters and micromobility devices , sets up safety and maintenance requirements , outlines penalties , fines , suspension or revocation of license and more .
“We are excited to offer a new , eco - friendly form of transportation to the Brighton community , ” said Michael Woodruff , Director of Public Works . “It’s another step in our commitment to embracing new modes of transit and innovation in the world of transportation . ”
To use the e - scooters , individuals must download the Bird app ( available in the Apple Store or Google Play ) and sign up . Through the app , you can find nearby Bird scooters and then activate the scooter by scanning its QR code . In total , 200 Bird e - scooters will deploy in the city . Pricing is $1 to unlock the scooter and $0 . 39/minute thereafter .
- You must be at least 18 years of age to ride a Bird scooter
- Helmets are encouraged while riding
- Follow all traffic rules including street signs and stop signs
- Do not ride on sidewalks; do ride in bike lanes/sharrows or on trails that are at least 8 feet wide
- Adhere to “no ride” ( i . e . Bridge Street ) and “slow ride” ( i . e The Pavillions ) zones
- Use caution at crosswalks
- Only one rider per vehicle
- Do not block entry ways , private property , pedestrian paths or sidewalks
To report concerns about Bird scooters or riders , go to
https://help . bird . co/hc/en - us/sections/360008988071 - Community - Concerns
( English ) or
https://help . bird . co/hc/es - mx/sections/360008988071 - Preocupaciones - Comunitarias
( Spanish ) . You can also report concerns by emailing hello@bird . co or calling 866 - 205 - 2442 .
For questions , please contact Noe Martinez , Public Works Engineer , at namartinez@brightonco . gov or 303 - 655 - 2259 .
Bird is an electric vehicle company dedicated to bringing affordable , environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e - scooters and e - bikes to communities across the world . Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden , Bird is rapidly expanding . Today , it provides fleets of shared micro electric vehicles to riders in more than 400 cities globally and makes its products available for purchase at
www . bird . co
and via leading retailers and distribution partners . Bird partners closely with the cities in which it operates to provide a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there .
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