Beam, the leading APAC micro-mobility company, and Moovit, an Intel company, and leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the #1 urban mobility app, are announcing a partnership that will offer Moovit users more convenient first and last mile options. With a shared vision to get more cars off the road, Moovit will show users in real-time where nearby Beam e-bikes can be found in Sydney, and where e-scooters can be found in Canberra, with more cities to be added soon.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reliance on bikes and scooters to get around has boomed. Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report found that on average, 59% of cyclists and scooter users in Sydney prefer to connect their rides with public transport for more efficient first and last segments of a journey. However, many people still drive their private vehicles to connect with main transport hubs or drive directly to their destination.
That’s why Beam and Moovit are partnering up to better connect Australian citizens with micro-mobility services and ultimately take more cars off the road. Moovit will show its users in real-time where a Beam vehicle is available nearby in Sydney and Canberra, including how long it will take to walk there.
Offering more alternative transport options that can easily get people to their destination, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a critical component of any Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ecosystem.
Juan Carbonell, Moovit’s Head of Solutions in Australia and New Zealand
That’s why we are excited to partner with Beam. From Sydney to Canberra, riders can now find several alternative mobility options to enjoy the most convenient ways of getting from A to B.
Our partnership with Moovit will make it even easier to find and ride Beam vehicles. We are excited to partner with Moovit and be a leader in bringing integrated and creative transportation options to Australian cities."
Tom Cooper, Beam’s General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via transport easier and additional multi-modal services more convenient. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travellers a real-time picture, including the best route for the journey, service alerts, and get off notifications. Moovit has guided more than 990 million users in getting around town, using any mode of transport.
Moovit recently partnered with Ventura Bus, Victoria’s largest bus provider, and Department of Transport Victoria to launch FlexiRide, Melbourne’s first Demand Responsive Transport service, to bring more convenient and efficient mobility to people traveling to major local transport hubs.