CATMAChittenden Area Transportation Management Association

Seasonal Update on Bird Bikeshare System

An image of Bird Bikes with wings flying south under the Northern Lights.


Contact: Katie Martin, Associate Director, CATMA, 802-881-0283 x1 

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(Winooski, Vermont) – Thursday, December 7, 2023 – This is a seasonal update about the Bird bikeshare. As the winter season approaches, bringing with it challenging weather conditions, the City of Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski, in collaboration with Bird and the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Associate (aka CATMA), are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all its residents and visitors. With this in mind, we wish to inform you of an important seasonal adjustment to our shared micro-mobility services. 

2023 Ridership Data

26,906 Rides
  •  20k rides since 8/23
  • 1.3 miles/ride
  • 10.8 minutes/ride
5,201 unique riders
  • 5.2 avg rides/membe
  • Co2 4.72 metric tons saved

Temporary Hibernation of Bird Vehicles 

Effective Period: Starting mid-December, Bird will temporarily pause its bike-sharing services in the greater Burlington area.  

Duration: The hibernation period will extend through the winter months, with services planned to resume in the spring, weather permitting.  

Looking Ahead 

CATMA, Bird and the cities of Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski are dedicated to providing efficient, eco-friendly transportation options. We thank you for your understanding and support during this seasonal pause. We are excited to welcome back Bird’s services in the spring, enhancing our city’s vibrant and dynamic character. 

For any inquiries or further information about this seasonal update, please feel free to contact Bird at or CATMA. For more general information about CATMA’s Bikeshare program please read our Bikeshare page.

Stay safe and warm this winter, and we look forward to Bird’s return in the coming months. 

Click here to download a PDF copy of this press release including the seasonal update data.