Scooter ridership in America has outpaced traditional docked bike share for the first time, a new report shows.
In 2018, riders took 38.5 million trips on shared e-scooters across American cities, almost doubling ridership over a year and topping the number of trips made on city-sponsored bike share for the first time, according to a new analysis by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The report comes as e-scooter use and deployment is surging and dockless shared bikes are slowly disappearing, as private shared mobility companies disinvested and shifted money to e-scooters.
Last year, e-scooter trips surpassed bike share for the first time. Graph: NACTO
About 36.5 million trips were taken on bike share. Those trips are primarily on just six city-sponsored bike share systems: NYC’s Citi Bike, Boston’s Bluebikes, Chicago’s Divvy, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare, Honolulu’s Biki and the Bay Area’s Ford GoBike. Together, these accounted for 84 percent of all docked bike share trips, with Citi Bike comprising almost half.
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