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☷ Brighton Colorado - Micromobility is coming  to  the city with  the launch of Bird Scooters in Brighton 22 June 2022

☷ Brighton Colorado - Micromobility is coming to the city with the launch of Bird Scooters in Brighton 22 June 2022

Brighton , state Colorado
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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 .
   Safety rules:
    - 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 .
   About Bird
   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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