Bird, a shared electric scooter company, is bringing their e-scooters to the City of Littleton.
Through the Bird smartphone app, riders locate an e-scooter, scan the QR code and start their ride. Riders also pay for their ride through the app, with no cost to the city.
IOS Bird App
Google Play Bird App
Riders must be at least 18 years of age , are encouraged to wear a helmet on every ride and are required to obey all rules of the road. The e-scooters have a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour, but the limit will be capped at 10 miles per hour when operating in the area around Main Street and Alamo in Downtown Littleton.
Riders are encouraged operate e-scooters as they would a bike, riding in bike lanes or on the street, and should only ride on a sidewalk in last few hundred feet of the journey, being very cautious around pedestrians. When a ride is complete, e-scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians, never blocking sidewalks or driveways.
E-scooters can be used to replace short car trips in Littleton which may help with parking concerns and congestion in areas like Downtown. E-scooters are not allowed on regional trails such as the Mary Carter Greenway and Highline Canal Trail. Littleton staff will be working closely with South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) to learn how scooters impact trail operations on smaller trails, and may adjust operations accordingly.
Bird is committed to rider and community safety by providing a robust and growing suite of in-app and onboard vehicle technologies. These features include:
- Safe Start checkpoint to help prevent riding under the influence
- Beginner Mode to offer new riders a gentle acceleration option
- Community Mode to give riders the ability to easily report issues in real-time
- Skid Detection to detect and proactively address worn tires and non-compliant riding behavior
For more information about the e-scooters, contact Bird at 1-866-205-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their blog at www.bird.co/blog. To learn more about Bird’s commitment to safety, visit their Safety Page, or consult the How to Bird Guide for responsible riding tips.For more information about the e-scooter program, contact the city's transportation planner.