NABSA announces keynote speakers & sponsor for micromobility conference

This autumn, leaders in bike share and micromobility will gather in Indianapolis for NABSA’s (North American Bike Share Association) 6th annual conference – How We Move: Micromobility, Micro Impact.

The conference will be hosted at the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a non-profit which organises Pacers Bike Share as a public-private partnership with the city.

Key note remarks will feature from two leaders in equitable engagement and transportation policy: Stephanie Gidigbi and Jay Pitter, MES.

Gidigbi has worked with leaders at every level of government to champion public policy solutions that promote economic justice, social  equity and environmental benefits for communities. She has previously served as a political appointee to the US Department of Transportation in the Obama administration.

Pitter is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres. She leads numerous city-building projects including: gender-based mapping, social planning, healing fraught sites, and safe streets and mobility.

NABSA Executive Director, Samantha Herr, said: “We are excited to welcome members of the industry to Indianapolis for the How We Move conference. This annual event has proven to be incredibly valuable for our membership and the bike share and shared micromobility industry..”

How We Move will be the first annual conference since NABSA extended its mission to include all shared micromobility devices. This year, bike share and micromobility system operator, Lyft, joins as presenting sponsor.

Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, added: “Lyft is committed to a future where cities are built around people, not cars, and bikes and shared micromobility devices like scooters are central to our vision.

“As the largest bike share operator in North America, Lyft is committed to being a transportation network with scooters and bikes working seamlessly side-by-side for cities and residents. We are thrilled once again to support the important work of NABSA and join them in welcoming the micromobility industry and our city partners to Indianapolis this fall.”

The conference will take place from 30th September to 2nd October at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis located at One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. More information can be found here.

Hayley Everett

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