Stefanie Brodie

Toole Design Group

Sector: For-Profit

Why are you interested in being a NABSA Board Member?

NABSA plays a vital role in increasing accessibility for everyone, especially those who do not have automobiles, through advocacy and promotion of shared micromobility. As a NABSA Board Member, I want to help the organization plan strategically to continue to be a beacon for the industry through major shifts and continued evolution. I view shared, active mobility as a critical part of a transportation system, and I want to continue to help our members provide these services.

As a current Board member, I led the Research and Data committee over the last year. This committee has an opportunity to provide guidance to NABSA’s members on critical issues related to the expanding world of micromobility, such as transit integration and electrification. During my time on the committee, I’ve supported the Privacy Principles Partnership, reviewed each installment of the State of the Industry report, and lent my expertise to research inquiries. I would continue to support (and hopefully lead) the work of this committee as a Board Member.

What skills and experience would make you a good NABSA Board Member?

I have unique experience related to the regulation and evaluation of dockless bike and scooter programs. My entree into micromobility was as a Research Program Specialist at the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. I worked extensively with the Policy and Legislative Affairs and Sustainable Transportation branches as we established the new dockless mobility program. I supported program evaluation efforts and worked directly with the service providers to receive data on the services. I helped DDOT intake, process, and use this data.

I am currently the Research Practice Lead at Toole Design Group. I lead and support a wide range of projects related to equity, safety, and new mobility. I continue to work on projects related to micromobility data and system evaluation but the focus of much of my work now is transportation equity.

Specific to the position as Board Member, I have completed two terms on the NABSA Board, serving as vice-president, secretary, chair of the Research and Data Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee. I have also served on many executive boards including the Board of the Shared Use Mobility Summit and the TRB Committees on Social and Economic Factors.

I have a background in research, transportation equity, strategic planning, and performance-based decision making. I am a skilled writer, critical thinker, and motivated supporter of active transportation.