March 12, 2023
[12 March 2023] We are pleased to announce that Beam Mobility Malaysia is participating in the National Regulatory Sandbox for E-Scooters launched by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) of Malaysia. This comes after having worked closely with multiple government agencies and authorities, and Beam shall provide ridership data for their research on the use of e-scooters in Malaysia.
The National Regulatory Sandbox for E-Scooters is aimed to promote the safe and sustainable use of e-scooters in Malaysia. It is an initiative that brings together key players in the e-scooter industry to test innovative solutions that can address regulatory challenges and promote greener modes of transportation in Malaysia.
Shah Alam has been chosen as the first city to participate in the national sandbox, a fitting selection as the local authority and Beam have been in collaboration since April 2021 to implement alternate and sustainable modes of transport. Operating in several areas within Shah Alam, Beam is part of the city’s initiatives to achieve Low Carbon City status by 2023. Beam Mobility Malaysia is also currently operating in several areas of Shah Alam. Tackling one city at a time, we’re committed to promoting sustainable transportation solutions and reducing carbon emissions in Malaysia.
“Shah Alam has pioneered many new initiatives for shared transport. We’re grateful for the vision and perseverance, as they’ve continued to be alongside Beam’s journey to transform how people move around a city. They’ve exemplified true public-private partnership and we look forward to continued collaboration”,
said Taty Azman, Head of Public Affairs, Beam Mobility Malaysia.
To date, we’ve participated in multiple events organised by the city council in Shah Alam. One of them being the Shah Alam Car-Free Day that occurs monthly, bringing together the local community in a safe environment where they may cycle, scoot, or play around the city centre.
Shah Alam also hosted the Malaysia Urban Form 2022 where Beam shared our experience on filling the gaps of Last Mile Connectivity which public transport users have been experiencing at large. We’re glad to witness governments approaching transport innovations with an open mind. As urban populations grow, the opportunities for governments to reshape transportation for their cities have never been more exciting.
“Almost 60% of Beam riders in Malaysia use our e-scooters to move to and from a public transport facility. Survey feedback also suggests riders love Beam as it’s faster than walking, and convenient to use as we’re available on-demand. ”
As the largest shared micromobility operator in the Asia Pacific, Beam partners many local authorities in different regulatory environments and have closely observed the rapid evolution of public policy toward more friendly policies to both operator and rider. Malaysia has demonstrated they’re moving the current with the launch of the National Regulatory Sandbox.
Beam in Shah Alam
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