Appleton police focus more on education than tickets for Bird scooters


Reader query: How many citations have been issued by Appleton police to Bird scooter operators for site visitors or ordinance violations up to now six months?

Answer: Zero, however that does not imply Bird operators did not violate guidelines or trigger considerations. Rather, Appleton police have been centered more on education than enforcement in the course of the metropolis’s pilot program.

Since the scooter-sharing service started in late April, officers issued seven written warnings to Bird operators, based on data supplied by Lt. Meghan Cash.

One of these was for working a scooter on the sidewalks of College Avenue between Badger Avenue and Drew Street, which is prohibited. During the identical interval, police gave written warnings to seven bicyclists and one skateboarder for the identical violation.

In addition, Cash mentioned officers gave “tons of verbal warnings” as a part of town’s “No Birds, Bikes or Boards” marketing campaign for the College Avenue sidewalks.