A new way to zip around Columbus has arrived.
Bird scooters have been around the block in other U.S. cities and now, they’ve come to ours. The process of obtaining a scooter is pretty similar to bike-share programs like Co-Go and Lime Bike.
You pay an initial fee of $1 to start each ride and 15-cents per minute to ride the scooters, which can reach speeds up to 15 mph. They can go about 15 miles before needing to be recharged.
The scooters are picked up in the evening to be charged in storage before being redeployed the next day at 7 a.m. at businesses called “nests.”
The scooters are not meant to be ridden or parked on side walks, and should always obey traffic laws. Riders must be 18+ years old with a valid driver’s license to ride a Bird, and only one rider per scooter is permitted.
Across the country, the scooter service isn’t without its fair share of complaints. The company faced legal trouble in Santa Monica, as well as Milwaukee.
For more information about Bird scooters, including pick-up locations, please click here.