Electric Assist Bikeshare
Bird has flown South for the Winter!
Bird has temporarily paused operations in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski for the winter. Bird bikes have “flown south” for the winter and will be unavailable mid-December and will return in early Spring. Thanks for believing in our vision of a world with fewer cars and cleaner air. We’re working hard with the Cities to improve our program and will be back soon. Seasonal Update on Bird Bikeshare System
2023 Ridership Data
of CO2 Saved
per bike daily
300% increase in trips from old system to new system w/ Bird
Bird has landed! Offering another transportation option in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski, electric assist bikes. Use Bird e-bikes to get from point A to point B, run errands, or galivant around town all while doing the environment a favor and having fun!
In order to comply with city rules and regulations and to keep everyone safe, please read the important safety information below.
How to Ride
The first step in riding a Bird is downloading the Bird app. It takes a few seconds using this link. You’ll be asked to create an account and add a payment method.
When riding on Bird e-bikes, please be mindful of pedestrians, intersections, and other bicyclists. Please obey the rules of the road and, as always, you must be 18+ to ride with Bird. E-bikes are available to rent 24/7.
Two ways to park and end your e-bike ride:
- In designated “Lock to Zones”, you must park and lock the Bird e-bike to a bike rack or designated parking area in order to end your ride. (Zones include; UVM campus, Church Street Burlington, UVM Medical Center)
- Outside of lock to zones, you must park the Bird e-bike responsibly in a designated parking area or on the street next to an unmarked curb in order to end your ride.
The app does tell you how to park based on which zone you are in!
Park responsibly at your nearest bike rack or out of the right-of-way:
- Park e-bikes upright
- Do not park e-bikes in a way that blocks, impedes or interferes with use of sidewalks, access to buildings, pedestrian clear zones, transit zones, loading zones, disabled parking zones, street furniture, curb ramps, entryways, driveways and private property.
$1 to unlock the bike, .49c per minute for the duration of your trip.
Community Pricing: The Community Pricing Program offers a 50% discount to low-income riders, Pell grant recipients, select local nonprofit and community organizations, veterans, and seniors. It’s designed to be an inclusive micromobility discount program. To sign up for this program, you must create an account and email proof of eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATMA Member Pricing: Employees and Students at CATMA membership with valid work/campus email address are automatically eligible for a discount of 20% off each trip. Be sure to sign up using your work or school email address.
Getting in Touch with Bird
Anyone can report issues with Birds using Community Mode in the Bird app. Look out for the “️️⚠️” in the bottom left corner within the Bird mobile app to access Community Mode.
- Stay off the sidewalks, use a bike lane
- Park responsibly at your nearest bike rack or out of the right-of-way
- park e-bikes upright
- do not park e-bikes in a way that blocks, impedes or interferes with use of sidewalks, access to buildings, pedestrian clear zones, transit zones, loading zones, disabled parking zones, street furniture, curb ramps, entryways and driveways.
- Ride solo, only one rider per bike
- Riders must be 18 or older
- Wear a helmet. Need help acquiring a helmet, email CATMA.