Bird scooters landing in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Soon, there will be a new way to get around Columbus.

The city is partnering with Los Angeles-based electric scooter company Bird Rides to bring shared e-scooters to Columbus in the coming days.

The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay to use the scooter per minute, at no cost to the city.

The electric scooters can be used on roads and have a maximum speed of 15 mph. The city says scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians and never blocking driveways or sidewalks. Riders are required to be 18 years old and above to access the scooters. They are also encouraged to wear a helmet on every ride and required to obey all standard rules  of the road.

If a resident has questions or concerns about the e-scooters the company can be reached  directly at 1-866-205-2442 or More information about the company can be  found on their website and on their blog.