NABSA Brings Together a Group of Industry Experts to Explore Shared Micromobility Trends Across the Globe

On February 21st, NABSA brought together a group of industry experts to explore shared micromobility trends across the globe, highlight where there are similarities and differences, and discuss how we can grow shared micromobility together. The participants were:

  • Sam Herr (facilitator) – Executive Director, NABSA
  • Lina Fedirko – Associate Director, ClimateWorks
  • Dana Yanocha – Research Manager, ITDP
  • Lauha Fried – Policy Director, Cycling Industries Europe
  • Alejandra Leal – Co-Director, Céntrico

The roundtable participants discussed the growth and resilience of shared micromobility, the popularity and use of electric vehicles specifically in emerging economies, micromobility as a tool for decarbonization along with low emission zones, funding mechanisms, and much more!

Here are some takeaways from the discussion:

  • Micromobility is a viable option to help decarbonize the transportation sector. With transportation cited as one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, shared micromobility is a climate action tool that can replace short car trips and connect people to transit, lowering transportation-related emissions.
  • Safe infrastructure is a key component to shared micromobility growth. When people feel safe while riding, they are more likely to use micromobility as a transportation mode. When considering what to do first, support shared micromobility or improve safe infrastructure, the answer is both!  
  • Incentives help people leave cars behind. Organizations can help reduce car dependency by providing mobility passes and incentivizing transportation modes such as shared micromobility. At the same time, disincentivizing single occupancy car trips, such as through low emissions zones, carbon credits and other methods, help reduce congestion and shift behavior.
  • Mode choice is beginning to be an indicator of international cities, and shared micromobility is a way to get there.
  • Electric bikes are proving to be a successful mode across the globe and in emerging economies. Electric micromobility bridges the gap and allows users to get where they are going faster and makes accomplishing longer trips realistic.

View the recording below to hear the full discussion and more insights from the participants themselves.

Thank you to our participants for sharing their exciting work and expert insights!