College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

City and Regional Planning Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in City and Regional Planning



Primary Advisor

Dave Amos, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, City and Regional Planning Department


Since 2015, micromobility has swiftly expanded to new cities across the United States. Micromobility is defined as a category of transportation services that are shared-use, lightweight, and personal use such as electric scooters (escooters), shared bicycles, and electric bicycles (e-bikes). Micromobility vehicles can be person powered, electrically powered, or a combination of the two (CRCOG, 2022; BTS, 2022). One form of micromobility that is gaining popularity is known as bicycle share. In 2020, the North American Bikeshare and Scootershare Association (NABSA) 2020 State of the Industry Report found that an estimated 83.4 million trips were taken in North America alone (Urbanism Next, 2020). Bicycle share is a type of short term vehicle rental service used in cities across the world. The service typically allows users to rent bicycles through a mobile phone app or a kiosk. Users can ride bikes throughout a bike share system's operating area, which is often contained to select, defined locations such as a city’s limits. There are two major types of bike share in the world. The first is docked, which requires docking stations to charge and store the bikes. In this system, a user can pick up a bike at any station and ride and drop it off at any other empty dock station within the system’s network. The second is dockless, which does not require a docking station, and can be parked anywhere. Recently, it has become standard and more affordable for bike share programs to use both shared bikes and scooters as a hybrid or mixed fleet.

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