E-Scooter Rideshare Pilot Program
The City of Port Angeles has partnered with Bird Scooter to offer an e-scooter rideshare pilot program to the community. Bird Scooter launched the program on May 26, 2023. Since then, approximately 75 scooters have been made available in the downtown Port Angeles area. The scooters are available to riders through a mobile phone application and at no cost to the City of Port Angeles.
Pilot Program Details
A Temporary Operating Agreement was signed on July 31, 2022, and remains in effect through September 30, 2023. This limited time period allows the City of Port Angeles and its residents and visitors to evaluate the program. Later this year, the City will seek feedback on the program through a community survey. Please stay tuned for those details.
In the meantime, City staff will work with the Bird Fleet Representative to monitor and assess program data and implement measures that ensure the program adheres to the temporary agreement. The City's focus is to promote responsible usage to protect the safety and riders and pedestrians. We will continue to monitor the pilot program and make adjustments when necessary.
Please note: Erickson Playfield has been established as a no-ride zone. E-scooters are not permitted for use on the pump track or skate park. Bird Scooters will not operate within this zone, or outside of the boundaries listed above.
Get In Touch with Bird Scooter
Contacting Bird is easy! Report a concern or request an assistance using the Bird App, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where can I ride a Bird Scooter?
The City of Port Angeles has established the following boundaries:
- Valley Street to Race Street (west to east)
- The Olympic Discovery Trail from Pebble Beach Park to 9/11 Memorial Park (west to east)
- The Olympic Discovery Trail to 5th Street (north to south)
Erickson Playfield has been established as a No-Ride Zone. Bird scooters will not operate within the park or outside of the boundaries listed above.
- My ride is finished. How do I park a Bird scooter?
To keep sidewalks safe and accessible, please Park your Bird neatly and upright, out of the pedestrian way. Improperly parked e-scooters are Bird's responsibility to move or remove as soon as practicable, and no later than 4 hours after receiving notice from the City or a complaint from a member of the public.
E-scooters are prohibited from parking in or on the following:
- Street pavements or alleys
- Doorways or building entrances
- Driveway and alley entrances
- Curb ramps and pedestrian access routes
- Can my child or teenager use a Bird Scooter?
Riders of e-scooters must be 16 years of age or older.
- What is the history of Bird Scooter in Port Angeles?
During the City Council meeting on July 19, 2022, Bird Rides, LLC. proposed establishing an e-scooter rental system in Port Angeles. Following a discussion, the Council moved to authorize, negotiate and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Bird Rides, LLC.
The established Temporary Operating Agreement was signed on July 31, 2022, and remains in effect through September 30, 2023, unless renewed or extended by mutual written agreement. The limited time period allows the City and its residents and visitors to evaluate the benefits the e-scooter share program. Bird launched the pilot on May 26, 2023, and has since deployed 75 e-scooters in downtown Port Angeles.
- I have concerns about someone riding a scooter in a way that could cause harm to people or property. Who should I contact?
To report a concern or receive other assistance, please contact Bird.
(1) Receive In-App Support (Bird App)
- Tap "Community Mode" to report a concern
- Tap "Help" for other assistance
(2) Email Bird at email@example.com