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Mission: NABSA connects the biggest minds in bikeshare and shared micromobility to support, promote and enhance shared alternatives to traditional transportation across North America. NABSA is the industry’s membership organization with representation from system owners, operators, host cities, equipment manufacturers and technology providers.

Media Contact: Destinie Hammond | destinie@nabsa.net

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About NABSA & the Micromobility Industry

  • NABSA is a 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2014.
  • NABSA provides resources and education and creates a space for the public, private and nonprofit sectors of bikeshare and shared micromobility to convene and empower each other.
  • In December 2018, NABSA widened its scope to include all shared micromobility devices. If it fits in a bike lane, it fits in the North American Bikeshare Association.
  • As of 2019, NABSA represents 90 organizations, businesses and cities in 9 countries. About half of NABSA members are for-profit businesses, 30% are non-profits, and 20% are government.
  • With the rapid expansion of bikeshare and shared micromobility options in the past decade, bikeshare and shared micromobility systems are currently operating in 47 states and the District of Columbia in the US.
  • 84 million trips were taken on bikeshare and shared micromobility devices in 2018.

About Bikeshare and Shared Micromobility

Bikeshare has proven to be an affordable, efficient, healthy, and sustainable form of public transportation used mostly for short, point-to-point, trips. Municipalities across the country, both big and small, adopt bikeshare to provide low-cost transportation, complete transit networks, resolve the ‘first and last mile’ problem, provide an accessible means for physical activity; reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and stimulate economic development.
Similarly, cities across the country have been piloting the use of shared micromobility devices such as scooters to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and increase transportation and physical activity options.


NABSA’s Values

NABSA brings together the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals and organizations in the industry to support, promote and enhance bikeshare ad shared micromobility across North America. NABSA is the industry’s only membership organization with representation from system owners, operators, host cities, equipment manufacturers and technology providers. As such, NABSA’s core values are:

Read NABSA’s Full Code of Conduct (PDF)

SAFETY: Bikeshare must be implemented safely.  NABSA members must provide and maintain equipment consistent with local, state and federal safety and quality standards appropriate for shared-use bicycles.

COMMUNITY FIRST: Bikeshare systems must reflect the needs and requirements of each community in which they operate. This means that in addition to being safe, reliable and user friendly, they must also comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. All operators and prospective operators should be respectful of existing local efforts, agreements and processes.

COOPERATION: Bikeshare is part of the transportation network. NABSA members are committed to working cooperatively with other mobility providers to create an integrated system for our customers.

CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: NABSA believes that the long-term success of the industry depends on providing a high-quality customer experience.  This means that systems must make best efforts to clearly communicate pricing, policies and practices to riders.

TRANSPARENCY: Hidden fees and confusing price structures damage the reputation and integrity of the bikeshare industry. NABSA members must be transparent when it comes to ride pricing and membership, and should willingly share anonymized trip, membership and other data on a regular basis.

EQUITY: As NABSA continues to grow, its goal is to assist its members in providing bikeshare equitably to riders regardless of race, gender, income, age or immigration status. Member systems should make good-faith efforts to engage diverse communities that need low-cost, healthy transportation.