Shared Micromobility Program

Bird e-bikes

Latest Updates (08/05/22)

The Culver City Shared Micromobility Program allows Culver City residents and visitors to rent dockless e-scooters and e-bikes from permitted private operators.

Program Background

Culver City’s Electric Scooter Share Phase 1 Pilot Program first started in July 2018 and officially concluded on March 31st, 2020.

On March 18th, 2020, City Council authorized the City Manager to finalize and approve the Phase 2 Pilot Program with two operators. However, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the e-scooter share market, only one vendor, Wheels, entered into an operating agreement with the City.

On September 23, 2021, the City released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for one additional qualified e-scooter operator besides Wheels and one dockless e-bike operator. Bird was selected to operate both services and launched its e-scooters in Culver City on November 20th, 2021. Bird then deployed dockless e-bikes in April 2022.

In August 2022, Wheels elected to cease operations within Culver City.

The Transportation Department is also working with Public Works Department on bringing Metro Bike Share to Culver City, which is anticipated to be implemented in late 2023 or 2024.

Current Operators

Currently, only Bird is authorized to operate in Culver City.

  • Bird e-scooters and e-bikes can be rented from the Bird app, available for Android and iOS.
  • Bird e-scooters include a headlight and brakes in the front handlebars. Bird e-bikes include a front basket, adjustable seat, handlebar bell, and head and tail-lights.
  • Bird has a discount program that individuals enrolled in or eligible for a government assistance program can utilize. Qualifying individuals will receive 50% off all rides. Culver City residents and visitors can enroll on Bird’s website.
  • Please contact Bird at (866) 205-2442 or for questions and issues with their service or request for relocating their vehicles. 

Bird Scooters

Bird Bikes ready for riding 

Basic "Rules of the Road" for Scooter Riders

  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • You must be minimum of 18 years old with valid Driver's License to operate a bike or scooter
  • Vehicles are to be ridden on streets, and where available, in bike lanes and bike paths
  • Riding on the sidewalk is strictly prohibited
  • Riding on streets with a speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour is prohibited
  • Riders shall ride responsibly
  • Riders shall yield to pedestrians
  • Vehicles must be parked in the permitted areas only
  • When riding on-street, follow the rules of the road, following all motor vehicle laws and applicable ordinances of the City
  • Vehicles are to stay to the right of street lanes and to yield the right of way to bicycles in bike lanes and on bike paths
  • Vehicles are not to be used for racing, “stunts”, or jumps

Parking Guide for Scooter Riders

Scooters should be parked in public locations that do not obstruct the sidewalk. Make sure scooters do not block driveways, doors, bike racks, or other pathways.


  • Park upright in the landscape/furniture zone of the sidewalk
  • Park in areas specifically designated for scooter parking; see photo above for example of designated e-scooter and e-bicycle parking 

Correct Parking of Scooters


  • Impede the regular flow of travel or ADA access
  • Block driveways or entryways
  • Block curb ramps or crosswalks
  • Park on private property, except as permitted by the property owner
  • Interfere with access to parked vehicles
  • Block access to parked vehicles, parking meters, or parking pay stations
  • Block access to bike racks or news racks
  • Block fire hydrants, call boxes, utility poles, or traffic signal cabinets


  • Bus stop zones
  • Loading zones
  • Disabled parking zones
  • Benches, bus shelters, and transit information signs
  • Curb ramps
  • Entryways
  • Driveways

Frequently Asked Questions

I see someone acting recklessly on a scooter. What do I do?
If the public is not in immediate danger, please contact the scooter company. If someone on a scooter is threatening public safety, please dial 9-1-1.

A scooter/e-bike is blocking the sidewalk, or otherwise parked incorrectly. What do I do?
Please contact the electric scooter or e-bike operator(s). You can also roll the scooter or e-bike to a safer location. As you roll the device, there may be a beeping noise. The beeping will stop when the device is not in motion.

Someone parked a scooter/e-bike in front of my home or business and I don’t want it there. What do I do?
Please contact the electric scooter or e-bike operator(s). You can also roll the scooter to a different location. There may be a beeping noise when you roll the scooter. The beeping will stop when the scooter is not in motion.

Someone placed several lined-up scooters or e-bikes outside my home or business and I don't want them there. 
Please contact the electric scooter or e-bike operator(s).

What are the Culver City streets where it is legal to ride?

Scooters may be ridden on streets with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. Per state law, on streets with a speed limit of more than 25 miles per hour, scooters may only ride in a bike lane.  

Contact Information

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about scooter share policy in Culver City, please contact the Culver City Transportation Department through Contact Culver City portal, submit your question or issues under the “Scooters” topic or call us at (310) 253-6500

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