By Katie Bascuas
Bike sharing is no longer a fad. With programs in a reported 36 U.S. cities and with more on the way, the bike-share industry is booming, and a new association is gearing up to help represent and support it.
Serving bike-share system owners, managers, operators, and service vendors, the North American Bikeshare Associationwas officially incorporated in April this year and held its first annual meeting this past weekend in Pittsburgh, where it elected its first board of directors.
“It’s a fast-growing industry, and it really helps to be able to discuss best practices, work together on solutions, understand what options are available, and find solutions to emerging problems,” NABSA treasurer Chris Eatough told Mobility Lab. “We do this more effectively if we do it together.”