As part of an ongoing series, we’re spotlighting underrepresented voices in shared micromobility in order to encourage more diversity and representation in the field.
In 2019, the North American Bikeshare and Scootershare Association (NABSA) launched its Workforce Diversity Toolkit for Bikeshare and Shared Micromobility. Created in cooperation with the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP), the toolkit includes case studies of best practices from the industry, questions for self-evaluation, and further resources.
This year, NABSA’s DEI Committee, in partnership with BBSP, plans to update and relaunch the Workforce Diversity Toolkit with both Spanish and French-translated versions. As part of that update, we’ve launched this “Workforce Diversity Wednesdays” series, which spotlights BIPOC working in shared micromobility. The goal of both the toolkit and this series is to encourage more diversity and representation in the field.
This week, we’d like to introduce you to Adriel Thornton, the executive director of MoGo, the nonprofit bike share organization based in Detroit, Michigan. Adriel is also a current NABSA Board member and NABSA Board Vice President.
Read his interview to learn how he came to this work, his favorite things about his role, and what has surprised him most below.
How did you come to arrive at working in shared micromobility and your current role?