NABSA welcomes Two Keynote Speakers and Presenting Sponsor Lyft to the How We Move: Micromobility, Macro Impact Conference



Press Contact: Rosanne Lubeck

  • Keynote speakers will be Stephanie Gidigbi and Jay Pitter, MES.
  • Lyft joins NABSA as presenting sponsor for How We Move

This fall, leaders in bikeshare and shared micromobility will gather in Indianapolis for How We Move: Micromobility, Micro Impact, the North American Bikeshare Association’s 6th Annual Conference. The NABSA Annual Conference is the leading global venue for bikeshare, shared micromobility, and transportation leaders, practitioners, and equipment providers to tackle important issues facing the industry.

The 2019 NABSA Annual Conference is hosted the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc, the non-profit which operates Pacers Bikeshare as a public private partnership with the City of Indianapolis. The conference will feature keynote remarks from two leaders in equitable engagement and transportation policy: Stephanie Gidigbi and Jay Pitter, MES.

These two keynote speakers will provide their perspective on bikeshare and shared micromobility as these new transportation options are woven into the fabric of communities. Gidigbi has worked with leaders at every level of government to champion public policy solutions that promote economic justice, social equity, and environmental benefits for communities. She previously served as a political appointee to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in the Obama administration and advanced several innovative initiatives including the USDOT Smart City Challenge equity components focused on smart land use, partnership, citizen involvement, user-focused mobility services and choices.

Pitter is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centers. She leads numerous city-building projects including: gender-based mapping, social planning, healing fraught sites, and safe streets and mobility. Transit equity is one of Jay’s passions and she recently initiated a safe and connected streets engagement following the mass shooting in Toronto, co-led a gender based participatory public transit study, and delivered transit related keynotes at the Canadian Urban Transit Association and the Ontario Bike Summit.

“We are excited to welcome members of the industry to Indianapolis for the How We Move conference,” said NABSA Executive Director Samantha Herr. “This annual event has proven to be incredibly valuable for our membership and the bikeshare and shared micromobility industry.”

How We Move will be the first annual conference since NABSA extended its mission to include all shared micromobility devices. The conference will welcome leaders from all sectors of the bikeshare and shared micromobility industry, including representatives from for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations. This year, Lyft, which operates bikeshare and shared micromobilty systems in dozens of cities nationwide, joins as presenting sponsor.

“Lyft is committed to a future where cities are built around people, not cars, and bikes and shared micromobility devices like scooters are central to our vision,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft. “As the largest bikeshare operator in North America, Lyft is committed to being a transportation network with scooters and bikes working seamlessly side-by-side for cities and residents. We are thrilled to once again support the important work of NABSA and join them in welcoming the micromobility industry and our city partners to Indianapolis this fall.”

The conference will take place from Monday, September 30 to Wednesday, October 2 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis located at One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Visit our conference site for more information and to register.