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.
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Mike led the creation of Shared Mobility Inc. and has been instrumental in the organization’s work since the formation of Buffalo CarShare. He serves as the CEO and is responsible for growing the organization’s work in equitable shared transportation nationwide.
Fun fact: Mike is a state-champion horseback rider
Mitch leads the development and deployment of mobility programs across the country. His work is focused on electric micromobility, bikesharing, volunteer transportation, and equity-focused transportation programs.
Fun fact: Mitch makes and sells artisanal water-skis via his Etsy store
Jennifer serves as Communications Director for SMI’s in-the-field programs. She is a co-founder of Reddy Bikeshare and started with SMI as part of Buffalo CarShare. She is an avid bicyclist and an advocate for more active transportation options.
Fun fact: Jen has a featured song on iTunes with over 214 downloads
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.
Fun fact: Anders owns a turtle also named Anders.
Nate directs SMI’s on-the-ground mobility operations, leading an innovative, diverse team that are connected to the communities they serve. His work is primarily focused on bikeshare and other micromobility operations.
Fun fact: Nate’s ambition is to launch the world’s first unicycle-share
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Tyler’s role is focused on continuous improvement and innovation of SMI’s programs and the partners the organization works with. His research and development work has been essential to new shared mobility initiatives from coast-to-coast.
Fun fact: Tyler has never used an elevator before
Matt oversees and manages the Reddy Bikeshare fleet of 400 bikes across Western New York. His role in day-to-day operations is key to the success of the program throughout the year.
Fun fact: Matt’s grandfather invented the peanut butter and jelly sandwich
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.
Fun fact: Shane is afraid of going to the post office
Makenzie works to build brand awareness, enhance the social media presence, and add well-designed flair to SMI’s programming across the country. Her work with our team has been vital in the growth and development of SMI’s brand and team identity.
Fun fact: Makenzie would also like to launch the world’s first unicycle-share
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.