Bicycles, Scooters & Skateboards on Campus


Bird Scooters: Around Campus

Bird’s can now be found along the periphery of SDSU's campus to help assist in your mobility needs!  Rides start at just $1 (with a min charge of $3.50), and may take place outside of the new geo-fence (red lined zone below).  Please continue to use the designated parking corrals to stage/leave your scooters and review the on-campus mobility policy below.

geofence map

Frequent Flyer Loyalty Program

Now available to frequent users!  The program is similar to other loyalty programs allowing riders to earn rides each time they unlock and ride a Bird scooter.  However, unlike most loyalty programs, riders do not have the option to earn points or miles. Instead, riders can only earn rides. Rides count towards status with Bird.  Each status tier allows riders to access various perks, including discounts, priority customer support, and advanced ride reservations.

The program is straight-forward and easy to use. Riders are informed of their current status as well as the number of rides required to reach the next tier when they open the app. Riders will also find details by navigating to the in-app menu and selecting the rewards bar located near the top of the screen.

Bird’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program features three tiers; Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each tier features a variety of benefits, including: discounts, advanced scooter reservations, and priority support.  The Frequent Flyer terms and conditions are available here.

What benefits can I earn, and how do I get them?

Benefits will be automatically applied to your account based on how often you ride, as your rides increase so do your benefits.

If you ride 5 times in the next 28 days, you’ll gain access to these rewards:

  • Get 10% off on all rides 
  • Reserve your Bird in advance for up to 30 minutes at no cost

If you ride 10 times in the next 28 days, you’ll gain these additional rewards:

  • Get 20% off on all rides
  • Reserve your Bird in advance for up to 60 minutes at no cost
  • Priority support, skip the queue

If you ride 20 times in the next 28 days, you’ll gain these additional rewards:

  • Get 30% off on all rides
  • Reserve your Bird in advance for up to 60 minutes at no cost
  • Priority support, skip the queue


Are electric bicycles, scooters & skateboards authorized on campus?

No, the use of electic bicycles, scooters and skateboards is not permitted on campus. You may use these devices to commute to campus.  However, you will be required to dismount once entering campus.  Electric share bicycles and scooters will be required to be parked in the designated parking corrals located around campus (See Micromobility map below).  For more information please visit the University Police Department's Administrative Citation Program page.  Should you like to request a device be moved or wish to register a complaint, please contact Bird directly at: [email protected]

Consumers Advocate Organization is an available resource for those that may seek added insurance protection when riding e-scooters. 


Non-motorized bicycles, scooters and skateboards are permitted on curbed roadways of campus, and on the designated bike path on Aztec Walk and Campanile Mall. All riders are required to follow SDSU regulations and park all bikes at a bike rack, cage or designated corral area.  Parking in undesignated locations can result in adminstrataive citations and / or impound of the bike. For more information and safety guidelines please see the Active Transportation Policy & Green Love Bike-Lane Safety Guidelines.

 Map of bike route

Riding on Campus

When riding on campus you are required to only ride on the designated path shown above. 

When riding on campus you do not have the right of way.  Pedestrians always have the right of way.

Be courteous to others and aware of how you riding could impact the safety of others on campus.  Even though you may be in control of your bike or skateboard you cannot assume the pedestrians near you are aware of your presence.

Riding on City Streets

The San Diego Municipal Code and the Calfornia Vehicle Code require that all bicyclists and skateboarders obey the law. 

When riding a bike on city streets you must obey all California vehicle laws.  This means stopping at stop signs and riding with the flow of traffic.

When riding a skateboard on city streets you must ride only on the sidewalks.  Riding in the roadways is a misdemeanor.