Bird Electric Scooters
Everett is welcoming a new bird to the city: the electric scooter variety.
Partnering with Bird, a micromobility company that focuses on providing and sharing electric scooters, the City of Everett is looking to make your Everett adventures just a little bit better.
About Bird Electric Scooters
Bird's electric scooters offer a fun, safe way to explore the beautiful city of Everett. Leave your car at the hotel, grab your helmet and pick up one of the many Bird e-scooters found around town. These e-scooters give you all the convenience of a bike ride without the workout, so that you can save your energy for exploring downtown, the waterfront or one of our many parks.
Need a little inspiration? Check out our guide to a perfect scooter adventure.
Start your scooter adventure
Follow these simple steps to begin your scooter adventure:
Download the Bird app.
Find the Bird app on the App Store or get it on Google Play.
Sign user agreement and verify your age (18+).
Bird riders must be at least 18 to ride.
Add in your credit or debit card information for payment through the app.
Complete the educational tutorials.
Bird is committed to safe riding practices. Complete the quick educational tutorials before you ride.
Enjoy your ride.
You're all set up and ready to ride now. Find a scooter near you, hop on and enjoy the sights of Everett.
While electric scooters can be an exciting, new venture you wouldn't want to ruin someone else's fun or miss out on your next adventure. Follow these guidelines for staying safe as you cruise through the city.
Keep both hands on the bars, ensure both feet are firmly on the footboard and wear a helmet at all times during riding.
If you have someone along with you for your adventure, make sure to have only one rider per Bird scooter.
Stick to bike lanes or the road, avoid clogging up pedestrian traffic by staying off the sidewalks.
Bird scooters go no faster than 15mph, start slow and maintain a speed that you feel comfortable with.
Park responsibly by not blocking others paths and try to find a bike rack when possible.
If something isn't right, use your Bird app to report any problems you are experiencing.
- How old do you have to be to ride?
The age is set to 18+.
- How does Bird prevent underage riding?
During account set up users are asked to verify their age. As needed there is a feature to scan user's ID or driver's license.
- How do you address riding these on the sidewalk?
Riders are reminded of safe riding & parking expectations through banner & in-app notifications in the Bird app.
- How does Bird address Safety?
Safety has been Bird’s top priority since day one. Bird has built several features in app to address safety, including Helmet Selfie, Warm-Up Mode, as well as in-app safety tutorials, and a safety video available on our blog and website. Additionally, each city will also have an Account Manager who can work closely with your team to address any safety concerns if they arise. Your dedicated account manager will also be able to walk you through all new safety features, and update you as we release new ones as well .
- How much does it cost?
Renting a Bird will cost the rider a $1 unlock fee + a per minute fee. Billing is all done through the Bird app with a credit or debit card. Bird has discounted pricing programs available for frontline workers, active duty and retired military personnel, low-income, veterans, senior citizens and select community and non-profit groups.
Learn more about eligibility requirements here and here.
- What is the speed of the Bird scooters?
Bird scooters go up to 15mph, which aligns with the speed of the casual biker. There is also the ability to create slow speed zones and adjust the speed. “Warm-up mode” is available for all riders which will automatically soften a Bird scooter’s acceleration, allowing riders to slowly work their way up to full speed.
- Where will the scooters need to be parked?
Bird follows a dockless model, which means riders can park wherever they would like within the operating area. The bird app further educates riders where and how to park: at a bike rack when available, not blocking the right-of-way, sidewalks, ADA ramps, or driveways. At the end of each Bird ride, riders will be promoted to take a picture of the parked scooter as proof.
- What is a Bird+ Subscription?