Updated: Jan 18
| How Does It Work |
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What is Bird?
Bird is a micro mobility company based in Santa Monica, California. They operate shared electric scooters in over 100 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and North America with 10 million rides in its first year of operation.
How Does It Work
Download the app and enter your credit card information.
Find a Bird using the map feature.
Bring a helmet and put it on – it’s the law.
Tap the Unlock icon to choose your Bird.
Put one foot on the Bird and use the other to give yourself a couple of pushes (like a regular scooter or skateboard).
When you’re moving, push the throttle on the right handlebar.
To slow down, use the brake on the left handle.
Ride with both feet on the board.
Use bike lanes whenever possible and stay off of sidewalks.
Park the scooter in a considerate spot like near a bike rack or out of the way of pedestrians or business entrances.
Use the app to lock the Bird – it will keep charging you money if you don’t.
After it’s locked, you will be charged for the ride automatically
You must be 18 to ride.
Only one rider per scooter – no children.
Don’t ride on sidewalks unless local laws require it or allow it.
Ride in bike lines or close to the right-hand curb.
Be considerate of pedestrians – they have a right to walk freely and safely.
Avoid uneven surfaces like grass, inclines, potholes, etc.
Wear a helmet (order a free helmet if you need it with the app).
Follow traffic rules and observe traffic signs.
Use caution at crosswalks and be mindful of pedestrians and vehicles.
Park the Bird either in designated bike/scooter parking or out of the way – don’t block walkways, driveways, fire hydrants, access ramps, or business entrances.
Don’t park the bird behind locked gates or inaccessible places – it could cost you as much as $120 if Bird has to get it out.
Make sure the kickstand is down and the Bird is upright.
Working For Bird Scooters
You use the app to find scooters that need charging, pick them up, and then take them home and charge them overnight. When you drop them off the next morning you will get paid per scooter.
How Do You Become a Bird Scooter Charger
Just use the app and click on Become a Bird Charger. Make sure to fill in your banking and tax info so they can pay you directly into your account. Next, you will get a phone call from Bird in which they will explain how being a Charger works.
The guidelines for being a Charger are less stringent than other ride gigs, but there are a few:
Must be 18 and possess a valid driver’s license
Must have a motor vehicle large enough to pick up and safely transport scooters
Must be able to charge at least 3 Birds at a time
Must live in or very near the service area for the Nest drop off at 7 a.m.