Bird scooters arrive on campus

E-Scooter sharing is back on the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus after abruptly disappearing at the end of the Fall 2021 semester.

The new electric scooters are provided by Bird, as a sharing program. The scooters are available at any time for all students, faculty, staff and visitors by downloading the Bird Rides app.

Returning students might remember the brief introduction of scooters from the Fall 2021 semester or their initial introduction in 2019, but as quickly as they came, they were gone again to the dismay of students. 

The benefit of the scooters was that using the app, students could unlock a scooter and quickly go from point to another without being worried about ownership, maintenance and storage of the scooter. With the new scooter provider Bird, students are able to use the map to find and reserve a scooter up to 30 minutes in advance.

The process is easy, scan the QR code with the app, and use the handle bars to accelerate or slow down. According to the CSUMB transportation services website, it is a sustainable way to get around campus.

Photo by Haley Graham

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