Shared Micromobility in the US: 2019

This report examines the patterns of shared mobility in the United States during 2019. Users of bike shares and e-scooter shares took 136 million trips in 2019, which is 62% more than the number of trips taken in 2018. The breakdown of the trips was: 86 million scooter trips; 10 million dockless e-bike share trips; and 40 million station-based bike share trips (pedal and e-bikes combined). It was observed that shared micromobility supports short trips. The average trip for scooter users was 12 minutes and 1 mile; for annual/monthly bike share pass holders it was 11 minutes and 1.5 miles; and for casual riders, it was 26 minutes and 3.3 miles. The cost per trip varies, and prices generally increased throughout the year for dockless e-bike and scooter systems. As the year went on, users went from paying $0.15 to $0.39 per minute, along with a typical $1.00 unlocking fee. The average 12 minute scooter share trip cost between $2.80 and $4.70, depending on the system. In station-based bike shares, typical monthly or annual passes cost from $100-$160 per year. Cities continued to formalize shared micromobility through formal requests for proposals and competitive application processes. Parking for dockless bikes and scooters remained an ongoing problem. Cities also worked on making streets safe for shared micromobility. At the end of 2019, the future seemed promising for shared micromobility. However, the COVID-19 pandemic will have an unknown impact on ridership, as the number of trips declined greatly in the early months of 2020.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01761513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2020 12:12PM