Shared Mobility Data

Shared micromobility is part of the public transportation ecosystem. Operators, cities, researchers and other transportation and mobility stakeholders use mobility data to plan, optimize, and grow transportation networks.


Privacy Principles for Mobility Data

Developed through a collaboration of more than 20 cities, mobility service providers, technology companies, privacy advocates, and academics, the Privacy Principles for Mobility Data are intended to serve as a guiding “North Star” to assess technical and policy decisions that have implications for privacy when handling mobility data. The collaborative, which was convened by NABSA, NUMO, and OMF in 2020, consulted privacy experts, discussed key topics related to data privacy, and identified core ideas and common themes to serve as a basis for these principles.


General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS)

Under NABSA’s leadership, the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) Version 1 was developed by a team of bikeshare system owners and operators, application developers, and technology vendors and launched in 2015.

In 2019, NABSA selected MobilityData to become the technical steward for the GBFS community, which involved improving the specification and its governance to meet evolving industry needs. 

In 2022, in the interest of supporting the evolution of the GBFS specification, NABSA transferred ownership of GBFS to MobilityData. Through a three-year partnership between the two organizations, it became clear that MobilityData, being the industry leader in the governance and expansion of mobility data specifications (such as the GTFS specification for public transit), is the right stakeholder to host the repository moving forward.

Find resources about GBFS and engage with the GBFS specification and community at the below links.

GBFS in use on the Transit app and in Google Maps.


Data Collection and Metrics Standardization

NABSA’s industry survey that is used to collect information for the annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report is an international benchmark for shared micromobility. Understanding user attitudes, needs, behavior and uptake is an important component of our benchmarks and learnings. Based on our work developing the annual report, we have created recommendations for good practices to standardize user survey questions to derive more robust shared micromobility metrics.