We believe that affordable, accessible, and equitable mobility is a Human right
We strive everyday to help build innovative shared transportation programs with local partners across the country that help uplift the communities they serve.
What we do
Micromobility systems are a vital component of a region’s transportation system. Electric and conventional micromobility systems are a backbone of active transportation and are most effective when integrated with other programs.
While often not as visible, volunteer transportation programs provide essential access to services for those without a car, especially those in rural areas.
Our roots trace back to Buffalo CarShare and we continue to find ways to build equitable carsharing
Strategic Mobility Planning
A foundation of our work is directly with municipalities, community-based organizations, and others in the communities our programs serve. Coordination and open-dialogue is important to making shared mobility systems open and equitable for everyone
Demonstrations and Pilots
No successful shared mobility program can be put in place without progressive, intuitive, and locally focused education efforts. Demonstrations and pilots are a crucial piece of our work
E-bike Library pilot programs
During the summer of 2021 we partnered with two community partners in Western New York to pilot E-Bike Library programs. East Side Bike Club and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative led E-Bike Library programs in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, respectively. Both programs made e-bikes freely available and held group rides to build community around e-bike riding. Additionally, members of both Library programs used e-bikes to commute, run errands, and connect with more of their neighbors.
Are you a community based organization that could use a fleet of e-bikes for your programs? Learn more about how to get involved by clicking the button below!
Director of Technology and Research
Shane works across the SMI team with a focus on developing new, equity focused programming with SMI’s E-Bike Library pilot concept. In addition to this, Shane is also the founder of Queen City Couriers, a Buffalo-based bike courier service.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Pat coordinates with community partners and others to help build SMI's connections through the community. In his free time, he runs his own photography business capturing images of people and buildings. As a year-around cyclist, he shows a true love for mobility alternatives and their benefits to the environment and also mental & physical health.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Anders has helped advance and grow SMI as it has branched out from providing innovative shared mobility solutions in Western New York to working at a nationwide scope. When he is not SMI’s CFO, Anders and his partner manage an all-organic, urban farm on Buffalo’s East Side.
Brenton manages the Bike share fleet across Western New York. His day to day operations include maintaining and repairing the bicycles. With over a decade of mechanical practice, it is safe to say that he can get practically any bicycle back into an operational state.
Partnership Development Lead
A lifelong bike rider, Marli has always been interested in how she can use her enthusiasm for Buffalo and sense of community to help create positive change in the world. Her positive attitude and desire to make connections with advocates and other community-change agents has led her to focus her time and energy on working with groups in Buffalo's burgeoning cycling community.
Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI) of Buffalo, New York is a transportation solutions nonprofit that focuses on cutting-edge technology and best practices to build mobility systems that serve disadvantaged communities in small and mid-sized markets. These communities are not traditional markets for shared mobility operators, and SMI’s work often requires tailoring mobility solutions to fit the needs of each area.
Founded in 2009 as Buffalo CarShare, SMI has transitioned to work across the mobility spectrum. Throughout its 10 years of experience, SMI has worked across the shared mobility spectrum in the fundraising, deployment, growth, and evaluation of bikesharing, carsharing, volunteer transportation, vanpooling, and transportation demand management programs. It seeks to apply the same social-equity focused mindset to its nationwide portfolio of projects.