City of Bexley Statement on Bird Motorized Scooters

Earlier today (Wednesday, July 11, 2018), the City of Bexley discovered that several “Bird” electric motorized scooters had been pre-positioned at locations along Main Street in Bexley. The placement of the scooters on City property was done without prior communication from the Bird company or its representatives.

As we currently interpret the Ohio Revised Code, a change in Ohio law would be required for Bird to legally operate in Bexley, or any Ohio city.  It is the City of Bexley's understanding that both Ohio and Bexley law prohibits the use of motorized scooters on the roadway or sidewalk (Ohio Revised Code 4501, 4511.214 and Bexley Codified Ordinance 474.12).  Additionally, concerns regarding the placement and staging of vehicles in City right-of-way would require any user to obtain permission from the City prior to establishing a private vehicle rental operation that requires the use of City property.  The City of Bexley has contacted the Bird company and made them aware of our interpretation that their current business model is not compatible with Ohio law.  

As a City and a community, Bexley is open to new technology, supportive of alternative and especially clean forms of transportation, and excited to see innovative business models emerging that provide value to our community.  We would be happy to work with any private transportation companies to see how we can legally and responsibly provide new and exciting opportunities for our residents.  



Main Event: Lion King This Friday (At the Pool!)

Friday, July 13, 7:00 pm @ the David H. Madison Community Pool

The Main Event continues with the family classic, The Lion King (G). Every summer in July, we host the Main Event at the David H. Madison Community Pool - free entry! We will have fun pool activities and games centered around all ages. Mayor Kessler and his cookout crew will be serving up hot dogs, burgers, and other summertime cookout favorites starting around 7:00 pm! Grab your trunks and get ready for a fun Friday in Bexley! 



2262 E. Main Street, Bexley OH, 43209

Stop in House Wine on Main Street to browse their vast variety of wine. Whether you're on the hunt for your favorite bottle or you're wanting to sample something new - House Wine is the perfect spot. To add more fuel to the fun, House Wine also carries some of the best craft beer! House Wine is open at 11:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm Mon. - Thurs., and 11:00 pm on Friday. 



2376 E. Main Street, Bexley OH, 43209

From pizzas to burgers to sandwiches to craft cocktails - Harvest Pizza has it all. Conveniently located on Main Street, Harvest Pizza is the perfect destination for lunch or dinner. We personally recommend the Spicy Yuma pizza, but, we'll leave it up to you to decide a favorite. 


Special City Council Meeting - July 10th at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Special City Council Meeting on July 10th at 7:00 p.m.  The sole topic of the meeting will be consideration of Tabled Resolution 9-18.  Pursuant to the Charter, there will be no other business before City Council at this meeting.  


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