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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Information on electric scooter operations within the city of Abilene

Graphic image linking to information about electric scooter ride share operations in Abilene

You may have noticed electric ride share scooters have returned to Abilene, and can be found in the downtown and college campus areas.

Bird, the company currently providing this service in our area, has complied with municipal code and paid the permit fee necessary to operate its business. The City of Abilene is not working in collaboration or partnership with Bird for this service.

Questions or concerns about the electric scooters or your experience with them can be directed to Bird through either the company's app (tapping the Community Mode triangle icon at the bottom left of your screen as pictured below), email at hello@bird.co, or calling its 24/7 support line at +1(866) 205-2442.

If you would like to review the municipal code/permitting requirements of Bird (or any similar business or company seeking to operate within the city of Abilene), you may request a copy of the code through the City Secretary's office at this link: https://abilenetxopenrecords.nextrequest.com/requests/new

Screen shot of Bird app showing where the community mode icon/button is