September 13, 2023 4:42 am

The GBFS Implementation Guide is Now Live

The General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) has become a cornerstone of the shared mobility ecosystem, providing crucial information to both providers and consumers of shared mobility services. To address the needs of the GBFS community, we began researching the best practices for publishing GBFS feeds. Through interviews with 11 GBFS community members, including producers, consumers, and newcomers, we’ve gathered valuable insights on how they successfully implemented the scripts to publish their GBFS feeds. From these insights, we’ve crafted an Implementation Guide for GBFS Producers aimed at assisting technical teams of shared mobility services in their journey toward seamless GBFS feed publication.

Critical Insights from Interviews

  • An example is worth a thousand words
  • Best practices of implementation save producers time
  • There is a need for a high-level guide complementary to the specifications

The Implementation Guide

In the Implementation Guide, technical teams will find recommendations and resources for publishing the status of their mobility system in GBFS format. It includes an overview of GBFS, its history and purpose, as well as how to appear in trip planning applications.

🌟 Find it here –> GBFS Implementation Guide

A promising start

The GBFS community has voiced their insights and have paved the way for a comprehensive Implementation Guide for GBFS Producers. By following these best practices and leveraging the resources provided in the guide, technical teams of shared mobility services can streamline their GBFS feed publication process, ensuring the highest level of data accuracy and reliability. As we continue to evolve in the world of shared mobility, embracing these best practices will contribute to a more seamless and interconnected ecosystem for all. We hope that this Implementation Guide will become a staple within the industry.