Shared Mobility Data: A Primer for Oregon Communities is a 37-page primer on data policies and practices for shared mobility systems. While written for Oregon communities the content is applicable to any locality.

The guide 1 consists of an executive summary, a glossary of terms, five chapters (Understanding Shared Mobility Data, Policy Development, Collection of Recommended Mobility Data Practices, Summary of Third-Party Data Analysis Tools, and Information Resources), and an appendix that provides sample licensing terms for various types of share mobility services, drawn from across the country. 

The first chapter provides a very easy to read and understand explanation of open data specifications, open data, and then describes the roles and capabilities of GBFS and MDS.

The second chapter draws on the decision tree in the Objective-driven Data Sharing for Transit Agencies in Mobility Partnerships guide to lay out and define a four-step process for developing data sharing policies: 1) lay the groundwork, 2) establish the purposes for shared mobility data, 3) clearly define the data scope and data protection policies, and 4) draft the data policies. Guidance is provided on each of these steps. 

The third chapter goes into some detail on seven recommended practices:

  • Strategic Requests for Proposals
  • User Surveys
  • Pilot Programs
  • Privacy Risk Assessments
  • Codified Data Requirements
  • Using Open Data Specifications
  • Using Shared Mobility Data to Manage Sidewalk Space

The fourth chapter contains a unique table of six shared mobility data management dashboard products, including the distinguishing features of each, the cost for some of the products, and examples of locations using each product. 

The final chapter briefly describes eight references to investigate for additional information, many of which are also described in this resource guide.