NABSA sets micromobility baseline in first ‘state of the industry’ report

Dive Brief:

The North American shared micromobility industry saw 157 million trips from 194,000 vehicles in 2019, according to a first-of-its-kind report developed this fall by the North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA). Sam Herr, executive director of NABSA, joined partners from Toole Design and UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) in a webinar last week to share details of the report.

The webinar highlighted several findings, including 30 million hours of physical activity gained by riders in 2019 and 65 million pounds of carbon dioxide offset that year through the use of micromobility. NABSA distributed these findings, along with a letter, to the Biden-Harris transition team in an effort to advocate for industry support.

The report’s data was collected through operator and agency surveys; existing research and literature; and one-on-one interviews with micromobility leaders, said Adrian Witte, micromobility practice lead at Toole Design.