Board Member

Alison Cohen

Bicycle Transit Systems


Bikeshare System Affiliation(s):

Several

Why is being a board member of NABSA important to you?

I have been involved in bike share for the last 10 years, and have personally ridden many of the peaks and valleys of this very interesting industry. I have also been on-and-off involved in NABSA since its inception. Over the past year, the direction that NABSA has gone, the influence it has had to represent cities and responsible bike share operators’ needs has been very impressive. And with the very interesting turn the industry has made into mainstream transportation, there are both great opportunities and risks in the direction that bike share could take. I would like to play a part in the leadership to ensure that bike share continues to act responsibly, equitably, and the long term financial and environmental sustainability of bike share in the US is being advocated for effectively.

What experience or insight do you bring to your position on the board?

As a seminal leader in bike share in the US since 2008, I have deep experience in all aspects of bike share – from RFPs, contracts and sponsorship to on-the-ground operations and customer service. I lead a company of 120 employees that emphasizes responsibility and inclusivity, and deeply understand the need for stakeholder input from different frames of references on all aspects of issues before decisions are made. I’m excited to be a part of the leadership of NABSA, as we as an industry embark on a new phase of this ever-changing world of urban transportation.