Member Spotlight: Ride Report

Ride Report empowers cities around the world to bring new, clean forms of transportation — including shared e-scooters and e-bikes — to life. They are a one-stop-shop for the ridership data cities need to keep moving.

In March, they announced a raise of $10 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Unusual Ventures. That funding will allow them to deepen their commitment to helping cities provide safe, equitable, and environmentally efficient transportation options to communities.

Recently, Ride Report launched a suite of features that enable city officials to see aggregated heatmap views of start and end destinations, along with more detailed trip information. These features help city staff better understand how and where people are using micromobility so they can understand where to place parking corrals, charging stations, and expanded bike lanes, along with informing updated micromobility program policies like deployment requirements.

As COVID-19 continues to impact the globe, Ride Report realized there was an opportunity to host some virtual events that people could attend safely from their homes. Their webinar series “Micromobility Fireside Chats” brought in leaders from across the micromobility industry, from city officials at PBOT, SFMTA, and DRCOG, to operators at Lime, Spin, and Pony, to talk about topical issues affecting all of us.

The webinars became a chance to connect and create community in the midst of physical separation. They covered longer-term topics such as MDS/data and also more timely issues like post-COVID operations. These conversations have highlighted the strength and passion of the community, even when the larger industry is in a state of flux.

Particularly in this moment of uncertainty, micromobility is at a critical juncture – Ride Report wants to help foster trust and partnerships between cities and operators now so shared micromobility can continue to expand. They believe that new thinking on how micromobility is implemented may lead to even better outcomes in the future.

While much of the world likely won’t be going back to business as usual any time soon, Ride Report knows that eventually, more people will need to be on the move again. As a member of NABSA, they know that this community can play a critical role in recovery by offering residents mobility options that make them feel safer, like bikes and scooters that allow for social distancing. Ride Report is honored to support those initiatives.