Chart of the Day: Trips by Shared Micromobility 2018

84 Million Trips by Micromobility in 2018Per NACTO’s new study:

  • In 2018, people took 36.5 million trips on station-based bike share systems and 38.5 million trips on shared e-scooters.
  • In 2018, e-scooters overtook bikes as the preferred vehicle for dockless vendors.
  • Dockless pedal (non-electric) bikes, which quickly proliferated across the U.S. in 2017, have largely disappeared from North American cities, with just 3 million trips in a handful of cities in 2018.

We are seeing trends in this direction locally, with bike share leaving St. Paul in 2019.

NACTO’s full report discusses the full breakdown of trips, system size and the uncertain future of various bike-share and scooter-share fleets in various cities.

About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!