Transportation Resources

E-Scooter Sharing

Electric scooter share (aka 'Scooters') is a transportation program on campus provided by Bird. The scooters are a 'sharing' program, which means that the scooters are available at any time for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Download the Bird Rides App, unlock, ride, park at designated areas, and lock before walking away without any concern for ownership, maintenance, or storage!

How to Ride

  • Find a Scooter using the map in the Bird App. Bird Scooters can be reserved up to 30 minutes in advance.
  • To start riding, scan the scooter's QR code with your app! To accelerate, press the throttle on the right of the handlebars. To slow or stop, use the brake levers on the handlebars.
  • When riding, always use caution, be predictable, and be aware of your surroundings! Follow all traffic rules and enjoy the ride!
  • Park your vehicle neatly in a designated parking area - do not block access pathways or sidewalks! 


See Bird App for details

Need help or support?

Email Bird or visit the Bird Help Center

A person using the app to unlock a Bird Scooter

Sustainability Statement

Bird is committed to enabling a more liveable, sustainable future by reducing gas-powered car trips, traffic, and carbon emissions. Bird is continuing to evolve with every facet of a more sustainable future and making the changes we need to bring our mission of making cities more livable to life and responsibly. More on Bird's Commitment to Sustainability

Ride Responsibly

  • RIDE ON ROADS whenever possible and ALWAYS STOP AT STOP SIGNS.
  • PARK NEATLY AT DESIGNATED AREAS found on the App or flagged. KEEP CLEAR OF doorways, ramps and sidewalks.
  • ALWAYS YIELD to pedestrians.

Designated Parking Areas

Scooters can ONLY BE PARKED at locations shown on the map in the Bird App.

  • Most building entrances and/or bike rack areas will be identified as parking areas. Check the App for details.
  • If your scooter will not allow you to end your ride, you probably have not entered the parking zone yet.

Slow Zones:

  • Main Quad
  • North Quad
  • most parking lots

Scooters will slow down in high pedestrian and other areas for safety reasons. Slow zones are shown on the Bird App. Slow zones are listed above. Remember to ride on the street where possible.

A girl riding a Bird Scooter

Additional Guidelines

  • CA law requires the rider to hold a driver's license or permit.
  • Do not bring scooters indoors
  • One rider per scooter
  • Leave one ear free of headphones while riding
  • Abide by all traffic laws

Scooters indoors: Per Student Housing Community Standards scooters are not allowed inside of any residential building on campus. Scooters are owned by Bird, not by individual residents, therefore there is no need for them to enter the building as they should be outside for public use. Individuals found in possession of such prohibited devices may be subject to conduct action.