Advocacy


NABSA advocates for the shared micromobility industry. Our policy positions are based on NABSA’s core values: Safety, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Integrity, Health, and Sustainability. NABSA focuses on funding for shared micromobility at the federal level as a vital component of a robust 21st Century transportation system.

NABSA’s advocacy efforts primarily focus on the following:

  • Increased recognition for shared micromobility at the highest levels of government

  • Increased access to funding sources for shared micromobility and the infrastructure that supports it

  • Access to commuter benefits for shared micromobility users

  • Inclusion of electric shared micromobility charging within electric vehicle charging network development

United States


The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in late 2021 marked an important milestone for provisions that NABSA has long advocated for – the first time that shared micromobility as a term has been included in US federal law, shared micromobility eligibility in CMAQ and STBG funding, active transportation infrastructure funding allocations at record levels, and new climate and equity-focused transportation programs were introduced in which shared micromobility can play an important role.

Additionally, USDOT released its first National Roadway Safety Strategy to reach zero roadway fatalities in the US and make roads safer for all modes, followed by the FHWA’s Complete Streets Report to Congress.

Learn more about current US policies impacting shared micromobility here.

Find more information on funding sources in our Advocacy Toolkit here.

Canada


In 2020, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that she would develop a National Active Transportation Strategy that would prioritize biking, walking, and active school travel. Since then, the Strategy was released along with an announcement of a $400 million dedicated AT Fund in 2021, and the first application round for the Active Transportation Fund was opened in early 2022. While NABSA continues to advocate for the full inclusion of shared micromobility eligibility in the fund, fixed assets, and planning activities may be eligible at this time.

Learn more about the Active Transportation Fund here.

Find more information on funding sources in our Advocacy Toolkit here.

US Federal Legislation NABSA Supports in the 117th Congress


HR 382 Bikeshare Transit Act of 2021

HR 3684 INVEST in America Act of 2021

HR 384 Bicycle Commuter Act of 2021

HR 2992 and S 684 Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act of 2021

HR 1289 and S 425 Complete Streets Act of 2021

US Federal Legislation NABSA Supports in the 116th Congress


HR 3040 SAFE Streets Act

S 2302: America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019

HR 3663 and S 2077 Complete Streets Act of 2019

HR 4819 Vision Zero Act of 2019

HR 2 Moving Forward Act

Advocacy Toolkit


NABSA’s Advocacy Toolkit serves as a resource and guidance for our members and shared micromobility stakeholders interested in advocating for the expansion of shared micromobility systems in communities. The toolkit contains public documents and exclusive member resources that can aid in speaking about the industry, communicating with policy-makers and key stakeholders, and provides general knowledge that can strengthen advocacy efforts.

US Funding Resources


This page serves as an introduction to United States federal transportation funding. It provides guidance for understanding the United States federal transportation landscape and potential funding opportunities to support shared micromobility.

Access US Funding Resource Page

Shared Micromobility Bill Tracker


*Currently only available for US legislation

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