Yes. The use of motorized scooters (such as the Bird Ride’s and Lime's electric scooters) on city streets is legal and must follow the same rules as riding a bicycle. This means obeying stop signs and other traffic control devices.
Wheeled conveyances such as bikes, scooters, skates and skateboards are allowed on city sidewalks, except for sidewalks in Downtown Stillwater. This prohibition does not include wheelchairs.
In your best interest, do not ride a scooter on sidewalks in The Strip or Campus Corner.
Q2: Can I ride while crossing a street from sidewalk to sidewalk?
No. When scooters and bicycles are used on sidewalks, they are categorized as pedestrian use. This means you must get off the scooter or bicycle and walk it across a crosswalk as a walking pedestrian would.
Q3: Do I have to observe traffic lights/signs?
Yes. Scooters must obey stop signs and other traffic control devices, like bicycles, when traveling on a street or sidewalk.
Q4: Where/how should I park when I’m done?
Scooters should not be placed anywhere that obstructs vehicle and pedestrian traffic. They should also not be placed on private property.
Should you encounter a scooter on your private property or discover a scooter obstructing a sidewalk or street you may move it so it is properly parked on a public sidewalk, or call police dispatch at 405.372.4171 to have the scooter removed.
Q5: Where are the definite boundaries in the Downtown Stillwater business district that do not allow scooters on sidewalks?
The following general street boundaries for the Downtown Stillwater business district are below. In your best interest, do not ride a scooter on sidewalks in The Strip or Campus Corner.
Downtown Stillwater general boundaries: Area bordered north of 12th Avenue, south of 4th Avenue, east of Duck Street and west of Lowry/Chester streets.
The Strip general boundaries: Area bordered north of 6th Avenue/SH-51, south of University Avenue, east of Monroe Street and west of Ramsey Street.
Campus Corner general boundaries: Area bordered north of 4th Avenue, south of Miller Avenue, east of Hester Street and west of Duck Street.
Third-party dockless scooters may require you to have a driver’s license to use their scooters. For example, you must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers license to use a Bird Ride electric scooter.
Q7: Do I need a helmet?
It is strongly recommended to use a helmet when using a scooter, bicycle, skates or skateboard in the interest of your safety.