FAQs About Dockless Scooters

Frequently Asked Questions about Scooters


FAQs

Q1: Can I drive the scooter on the street? 

  • Yes. The use of motorized scooters (such as the Bird Ride’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.
  • To see a complete map of these boundaries, access the GIS mapping service at http://stillwater.org/gis
    • These business districts are zoned under Commercial Business (Downtown Stillwater) and Transects 5 and 6 (The Strip and Campus Corner).
    • Our online public parking map also outlines the general area of these areas: http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/21

Q6: Do I need a license?

  • 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.