Beam and Moovit announce partnership in Sydney and Canberra
The two companies say the partnership is a way to get cars off roads in Sydney and Canberra, as many travellers use personal vehicles to get to and from transport hubs.
Moovit app users in Sydney and Canberra will now be able to view nearby Beam bikes and scooters
Beam, a leading APAC micro-mobility company, and MaaS provider Moovit, have announced a partnership that will offer Moovit users more convenient first and last mile options. 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 according to the tech firm.
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 per cent 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.
This is one of the main reasons for the partnership between the two firms, who see the link-up as a way to get cars off the road in Sydney and Canberra.
“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,” said 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,” said Tom Cooper, Beam’s General Manager for Australia and New Zealand. “We are excited to partner with Moovit and be a leader in bringing integrated and creative transportation options to Australian cities.”
In addition, Moovit also 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 msydneyobility to people traveling to major local transport hubs. Juan Carbonell as well as representatives from Ventura Bus and Victoria Department of Transport will be speaking about the new partnership at an Intelligent Transport webinar next month.