Shared Micromobility
State of the Industry Reports


NABSA produces the State of the Industry Report for shared micromobility - the first-of-its-kind report for the industry. This page summarizes the industry's progress and successes for the most recent year and includes links to previous reports.

2020 Shared Micromobility
State of the Industry Report


On August 5th, NABSA released the second annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report for North America. The 2020 report quantifies the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on shared micromobility and demonstrates the industry’s response and resilience during this time to provide essential mobility services. The report also compare trends from 2019 and presents new research that shows the impact of the industry in North America.

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COVID-19 Response and Resilience


2020 was a tough year for everyone, but the shared micromobility industry proved its resilience and played an important part in keeping North America moving by providing programs and services where it was most needed.

  • 65% of operators provided free or discounted rides to essential workers
  • About 50% of shared micromobility operators reported an increase in first-time riders

In 2020, at least 224 cities* had at least one bikeshare or e-scooter system and 72 had both.


This includes:

  • 203 cities in the United States
  • 14 cities in Mexico
  • 7 cities in Canada

*The word cities is used to denote local jurisdictions or municipalities throughout this report. On occasion, the word cities is used as a catch-all that may include metro regions or counties in which shared micromobility systems operate; when this happens, the geography will be specified in the text and/or the methodology section.

Physical Activity & Exercise


Gained almost 12.2 million hours of additional physical activity by creating new trips or by replacing motorized trips.

Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Offset approximately 29 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by replacing car trips.

*These reduction factors do not take into account operations, externalities, or lifecycle costs for shared micromobility or for driving, as data for these calculations was unavailable.


Previous State of the Industry Reports

State of the Industry: 2019


Over the last 14 years, the shared micromobility industry has grown from a handful of city bikeshare programs, to a complex ecosystem of bikeshare and shared e-scooter systems with a wide variety of vehicle types, system models, and ownership configurations. Cities have come to rely on shared micromobility as an integral part of the transportation network, increasing transportation options and contributing to environmental, equity, and public health goals.

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Physical Activity & Exercise


Gained almost 30 million hours of additional physical activity by creating new trips or by replacing motorized trips.

Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Offset approximately 65 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by replacing car trips.

*These reduction factors do not take into account operations, externalities, or lifecycle costs for shared micromobility or for driving, as data for these calculations was unavailable.


36% of shared micromobility trips replace a car trip.


User surveys show that shared micromobility in place of a wide variety of modes, and that 5% of trips are new trips that wouldn't have been taken otherwise.


In 2019, at least 292 cities had at least one bikeshare or e-scooter system and 99 had both.


This includes:

  • 264 cities in the United States
  • 17 cities in Mexico
  • 11 cities in Canada

*The word cities is used to denote local jurisdictions or municipalities throughout this report. On occasion, the word cities is used as a catch-all that may include metro regions or counties in which shared micromobility systems operate; when this happens, the geography will be specified in the text and/or the methodology section.

Other topics in the report include:


– Industry Benefits
– Who Uses Shared Micromobility
– Transportation Access & Equity
– Comparison of Trends by Vehicle Type and Country
– System Statistics by City Size
– System Characteristics
– Shared Micromobility as Public Transportation

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