As shared micromobility becomes a larger, more formalized part of urban mobility systems, cities are increasingly interested in its environmental impact. To assess and improve how micromobility contributes to sustainability goals, cities need information from operators, but there is little alignment as to what data cities request or the methods operators use to generate that data. As a result, it is difficult to compare emissions among micromobility operators, making it hard for cities to make effective decisions about emerging modes and services.
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Micromobility: A Guide for Cities, a forthcoming publication from NUMO, proposes a standard approach for estimating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from shared micromobility services.
The guide is the culmination of collaborative development of best practices by a working group of micromobility stakeholders including cities, operators and experts in the United States and Europe. Widespread adoption of a more aligned approach will provide cities with comparable, actionable data to inform decisions, planning and policies for shared micromobility services and sustainable, equitable urban transportation.
The guidebook will be published in early 2023.
A consultation draft will be presented at the 2022 North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association conference and will be available for public comment from October 27 - November 18, 2022. **If you would like to review the consultation draft, let us know here.**
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