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Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Initiative

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With over 207 million trips taken in the U.S. since 2010, bike share and shared micromobility have rapidly emerged as new transportation options that can increase cycling, improve urban mobility, and bolster public transit usage. These systems can also play an important role in cities’ safety, livability, and sustainability efforts by making it easier for people to get around without a personal vehicle.

To facilitate conversations between peer cities around this emerging field, NACTO holds roundtables, workshops, and webinars, and conducts research on best practices and challenges in regulating shared micromobility systems.

This work is made possible by the Better Bike Share Partnership and by ClimateWorks.

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NACTO Guidelines for Regulating Shared Micromobility

NACTO’s Guidelines for Regulating Shared Micromobility outlines best practices for cities and public entities regulating and managing shared micromobility services on their streets. Its recommendations were developed to reflect the wide variety...

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Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018

NACTO Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Initiative   In 2018, people took 84 million trips on Shared Micromobility in the United States, more than double the number of trips taken in 2017. ...

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Strategies for Engaging Community

Strategies for Engaging Community, produced in coordination with the Better Bike Share Partnership, provides guidance for practitioners seeking to build meaningful relationships with communities they serve as they plan...

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Bike Share in the U.S.: 2017

NACTO Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Initiative Update (April 17, 2019): NACTO's Newest Report, Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018, updates these figures with 2017 ridership numbers, including on e-scooter systems. ...

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Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016

NACTO Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Initiative Update (May 1, 2018): NACTO's Newest Report, Bike Share in the U.S.: 2017, updates these figures with 2017 ridership numbers, including on dockless systems. Update (April 17, 2019): NACTO's Newest Report, ...

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Bringing Equitable Bike Share to Bed-Stuy

Cities across the country are working with local partners to ensure that the benefits of bike share are equitable, and that bike share is accessible to people from all backgrounds. One such...

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A How-to Guide for Learning More about Bike Share in Your Community

Intercept surveys—a selection of questions asked to a random sampling of bike share riders or passersby about their current trip, travel patterns, or attitudes and beliefs —are a tried-and-true method of...

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NACTO Releases New Guidance on Bike Share Station Placement

Provides a Framework for Cities to Increase Access, Make Streets Safer Getting station placement right is integral to the success of a bike share system. NACTO's new guide allows planners and community groups to help design and advocate for better, easy-to-access...

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Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride

NACTO Bike Share | Equity Practitioners' Paper #3 In 2016, NACTO analyzed bike infrastructure and ridership trends in seven major cities across the U.S.—Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington DC—and found a positive feedback loop between bike...

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Can Monthly Passes Improve Bike Share Equity?

NACTO Bike Share | Equity Practitioners' Paper #2 This paper explores the impact of bike share pricing structures on sign-up rates, particularly in low-income communities. Using research from comparable industries, findings from focus groups, and reports from outreach ambassadors, NACTO found...

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Walkable Station Spacing is Key to Successful, Equitable Bike Share

NACTO Bike Share | Equity Practitioners' Paper #1 Based on an analysis of ridership data from a variety of U.S. bike share systems, this report makes the connection between station density, service quality and equity, and provides a data-driven analysis for...

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Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Peer Network Events

2019 Bike Share Roundtable in St. Louis

Led by NACTO and the Better Bike Share Partnership, and co-sponsored by the cities of Memphis and St. Louis, this event was an opportunity for peers across the NACTO network to meet and discuss the rapidly-evolving state of practice for regulating shared micromobility.  Read about the event >

2018 Bike Share Roundtable in Austin

The 2018 Bike Share Roundtable gathered representatives from 33 NACTO cities in Austin to discuss how to best regulate bike share and implement policies that allow these companies to operate in a way that supports cities to achieve their equity and mobility goals. Read about the event >

2013 Bike Share Roundtable in Denver

 

2012 Bike Share Workshop in Washington, D.C.