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In a 2019 survey of seven cities, 45% of those using shared micromobility (bikes and scooters) said that they would have completed their trips using a personal vehicle or rideshare vehicle if the bike/scooter was not available.* Another 9% would have used transit for their trips. Bikes/scooters replaced walking trips for 28% of respondents and 18% would have used other modes or not taken the trips if shared micromobility were not available.

Graph showing mode of transportation used if shared micromobility is not available. 45%-personal car or ride hail vehicle, 28%-walking, 9%-transit, 18%-other or no trip

* Survey data includes respondents in Santa Monica, CA, Alexandria, VA, Bloomington, IN, Brookline, MA, Hoboken, NJ, Oakland, CA, and San Francisco, CA.

Note: Shared micromobility refers to small fleets of fully or partially human-powered vehicles including bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters.

Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2019, Summer 2020.

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