Scooters

Overland Park residents have access to all-electric scooters and bikes as part of a pilot program. The program will be reviewed by City Council in November 2023.

Bird Rides, Inc. has provided Overland Park with 75 scooters and will provide 25 e-bikes by July. Additional scooters and e-bikes may be added in the future. Both electric vehicles are available to those 18 years and older through the Bird mobile app.

Bird scooters and e-bikes will work only in Overland Park and adjoining cities where Bird operates. Once you near the city limit, the scooter or e-bike will beep. Geo locations enable the City to restrict access to areas like public soccer complexes and golf courses, the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and sections of trails.

Bird Customer Service

Phone
866-205-2442

Email
hello@bird.co

Online
Bird Mobile App

How to Ride

Riders will accept the Bird Rental Agreement before renting a scooter or e-bike and will be asked to provide contact information, a photo of your driver’s license and a credit or debit card.

To ride:

  • Download the free Bird-Ride Electric mobile app.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Follow the same traffic laws as bicyclists.
  • Remain under a speed limit of 15 mph.

Best Practices

Riders may be ticketed for operating a scooter or bike in a manner that violates the City’s Municipal Code.

Where to Ride

  • Bike lanes
  • Sidewalks
  • Parks and trails (unless noted on the Bird app map)
  • Streets with speed limits of 35 mph or less

Where to Park

  • Designated scooter parking zone
  • Public bike racks or bike parking
  • City street signs (except for stop and bus signs)

Where Not to Park

  • Loading zones and handicapped-accessible parking zones
  • Curb ramps, driveways and entrances to private property
  • In the middle of sidewalks or intersections
  • Benches or public structures

Contact Bird

If you see a scooter or e-bike blocking a public right of way, inform Bird using a contact method below.