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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Bikeshare and Scooter Systems, available at https://data.bts.gov/Bicycles-and-Pedestrians/Locations-of-Docked-Bikeshare-Stations-by-System-a/7m5x-ubud

The New York State Legislature passed legislation as part of the 2020 State Budget that will regulate e-bikes and scooters. In 2021, the NYSAMPO developed an e-bikes fact sheet summarizing what e-bikes are, what the law states, and where to find more information.

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New York State provides detailed information on various types of mobility providers across the state as well as traffic, travel and transit information through the 511NY website and  511NYRideshare website. 

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Shared Mobility

This resource page is intended to serve as a Shared Mobility information clearinghouse for up-to-date resources and links.

The NYSAMPO and partner agencies work with the public and private sector to stay informed of transportation trends and technologies and activities taking place in urban areas across New York State and beyond. One such technology/activity that is changing the face of transportation is the development of new shared mobility options. Shared mobility is defined as shared use of a vehicle such as a taxi/car service/shuttle, carpooling/vanpooling, public transit, bicycle, scooter or other mode of transportation, with shared micromobility referring specifically to bike share and scooter share. While bike share is increasingly common in urban areas and on college campuses across New York State, scooter share is still an evolving mode in the State. 

  

Shared mobility has shifted transportation away from a system that is centered on private vehicle ownership to a system of mobility as a service. Typically, shared mobility services like bike share, car share, scooter share, and transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft are accessed via an app. The proliferation of smartphones and apps has enabled shared mobility companies to grow rapidly in cities across the U.S, including in New York State (see chart below).

 

Many shared mobility companies started out focused on a single mode but have evolved and expanded to include multiple modes and technologies. More recently, mobility companies and car manufacturers have begun to invest in and test autonomous vehicle technology, as they anticipate a future of shared, autonomous mobility.