Great news for our Faribault tenants and visitors! Getting quick errands done just got easier in Faribault. A new eco-friendly transportation option is now available in Faribault. Bird, an electric vehicle company, is dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e-scooters and e-bikes to communities worldwide. This convenient, low-cost option provides a quick, enjoyable mode of transportation for residents and visitors aged 18 and older.
The stand-up electric scooters are activated through a mobile phone app and may be ridden on streets and, where available, in bike lanes and bike paths. The scooters must stay to the right of street lanes and offer the right of way to bicycles in bike lanes and bike paths. Bird’s local fleet managers are responsible for rebalancing and moving vehicles throughout the city during operating hours. They pay attention to areas of scooter congestion and demand throughout the day and rebalance vehicles accordingly. Riders are required to take a photo of their appropriately parked Bird after each ride, which adds a layer of accountability. Healthcare workers may ride for free, and discounts are available for low-income riders, veterans and senior citizens, and non-profit organizations.
“The Faribault Police Department encourages the safe use of Bird scooters on Faribault’s streets and trails. Whether you’re riding a Bird as transportation or recreation, we remind the public to obey all traffic laws. We also ask that when your ride is complete, to respect private property when parking your e-scooter,” said Police Chief John Sherwin.
One of the obvious advantages of e-scooters may be their eco-friendliness with zero carbon emissions, but the health benefits of using e-scooters are numerous. Electric scooters can improve your balance, help build up your core strength as you tighten your core muscles to stabilize yourself as you ride, improve your coordination, promote better posture, boost your mood, and more!