On August 27, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released their long-anticipated 2019 snapshot of the number of trips taken with shared micromobility. They found that from 2010-2016 there were 88 million trips taken on bike share systems across the US. Since then, growth skyrocketed: in 2019 alone, people took 136 million trips. All told, over the past decade, a third of a billion trips were taken on shared bikes and scooters.
2019 ridership is up 60% from 2018, which itself saw twice as many rides as the year before. This year-over-year increase, documented by NACTO throughout the 2010s, suggests shared micromobility systems are continuing to grow in popularity and utility, filling important gaps in transportation networks and playing a vital role in cities.
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👉 View NACTO’s statement about their analysis.