From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — One of two micromobility vendors has launched operations in the city of Birmingham, providing shared bikes and scooters in a wide service area that includes downtown and many neighborhoods.
Veo, an Illinois-based company, began operations Friday.
Individuals may download the Veo app to identify available bikes and scooters and pay for rentals. The city’s Department of Transportation has established more than 90 corrals throughout Birmingham. Veo will deploy up to 500 devices in the first 90 days of operations.
Users may pay for their ride on the Veo app by credit/debit card or with a prepaid debit card.
Bikes will be available at all hours while scooters will not be available from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Under the city ordinance and in keeping with current traffic laws, bikes and scooters will not be allowed on sidewalks. Bikes and scooters should be parked in recommended parking zones established by the city and identified with signage. Users who do not park in the recommended parking zones will be charged a $2 convenience fee by the vendor.
Scooters will have a maximum speed of 15 m.p.h.
Users must be 19 years old to operate scooters and have a government-issued driver’s license. Parents can provide permission for a user who is 18.
For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, you can go to www.birminghamal.gov/transportation.