The role of micro-mobility in MaaS: First-hand insights from TIER Mobility
TIER Mobility’s Ludwig Buhr, Lead of Strategic Partnerships, and Alexander Sprey, Senior Market Development Manager, discuss the vital role that micro-mobility plays in the wider public transport system, as well as explain the benefits of integrating micro-mobility services with key mapping and MaaS platforms.
Our mission to change mobility for good is largely about creating strong partnerships to expand everyone’s access to sustainable, easily accessible and multimodal mobility solutions. We strive to create a better-connected tomorrow and to change the mobility sector by not only offering safe and sustainable mobility, but also by helping to connect micro-mobility with public transit and other modes of transport.
The concept of Mobility-as-a-Service offers an alternative to urban mobility that can help to reduce citizens’ dependency on private cars for travelling around in cities”
The concept of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offers an alternative to urban mobility that can help to reduce citizens’ dependency on private cars for travelling around in cities. MaaS is understood as a seamless service that provides several different transport modes that users can choose from depending on the current transport needs. TIER has taken a very proactive approach to MaaS ever since the organisation was founded in 2018. As of today, we have integrated our services into more than 30 MaaS platforms, which makes us the most integrated micro-mobility player in Europe.
Micro-mobility plays a vital role, as it provides crucial first- and last-mile solutions to make MaaS more accessible, to feed public transport services and, moreover, to increase the overall adoption of sustainable mobility. About one out of three TIER riders predominantly use e-scooters during the week for commuting or running personal appointments, and almost half of TIER users take e-scooters as a first-/last-mile solution, combining it with other modalities. However, many people still drive their car to connect with main transport hubs. By linking our services to other mobility service providers (MSPs) via multilevel integration on a physical, digital and commercial level, we can significantly benefit mobility in urban environments and, thus, contribute towards the MaaS vision.
Issue 3 2021
Bikes & Scooters