Starting Aug. 24, there’s another travel option in Goodyear. Instead of hopping in acar to visit the recreation campus, a local restaurant or a friend across town, residents now can hop on a Bird.
Bird is an electric scooter that can be rented out by the minute by anyone 18 years and older with a valid license or permit.
“We’re excited to welcome Bird to Goodyear and provide a new transportation option for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “The scooters are a great addition to connect people to their destinations all across the city and will help create a pedestrian-friendly city.”
The e-scooters must be parked out of the way of pedestrians and never block driveways, loading zones, crosswalks or emergency exits.
Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and must follow all standard rules of the road. Reckless riding is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The city has established several new codes specifically to provide guidelines for riders.
Riders are able to unlock an e-scooter at Bird Nest locations across the city using the Bird Rides app from 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
Bird Nests are set up at shopping centers and intersections including: Palm Valley Pavilions West, Canyon Trails Marketplace, Van Buren Street/Litchfield Road and McDowell Road/PebbleCreek Parkway.
The locations may be adjusted to accommodate the demand. The most updated map of locations is available on the Bird Rides app.
Learn more about Bird in Goodyear at goodyearaz.gov/escooters.