If you’ve visited downtown Columbia recently, you’ve probably seen them.
They’re big and they’re grey, with a white stripe down the front. And they’re not very fast – when they’re really flying, they top out at about 15 mph.
They’re Bird scooters, and they’re popping up in college towns across the U.S.
The electric rental scooters have been in town for the past three weeks after the company Bird Rides chose Columbia to be part of its “University Pop-Up Tour.”