Moovit and Lime have announced a global partnership that will integrate Lime’s scooters, mopeds, and cycles into the Moovit app across more than 100 cities in 20 countries.
The partnership will see Lime’s vehicles added to the Moovit app in cities across the US, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. Moovit says a 40 further cities will be added imminently.
When a user opens the Moovit app on the “Directions” screen, they can plan their journey. However, if they switch to the “Stations” screen, they can see nearby Lime vehicles. From there, they will be able to select Lime as a journey option before being directed to the Lime app from where they can unlock the bike, scooter, or moped.
“This partnership signifies that mobility companies recognize the need to collaborate together to offer riders more convenient modes of public and shared transportation as they return,” says Nir Erez, Moovit Co-founder and CEO.
“Offering more alternative options that can easily get people to their destinations is a critical component of a MaaS platform, especially in some of the most congested cities in the world. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, we are excited to partner with Lime and offer riders more ways of getting around town that can easily combine with public transit.”
This new partnership is the largest micromobility integration to date, according to Moovit, based on the number of cities involved.
“In addition to being the largest micromobility integration to date, our partnership with Moovit is a major step towards our goal of expanding access to shared, affordable and carbon-free transportation to more users around the world,” says Wayne Ting, Lime CEO.
“As cities begin to reopen and commuters head back to offices, we want to make it as easy as possible for riders to locate a Lime electric bike, scooter or moped, and with the Moovit app, they’ll be able to use them seamlessly in tandem with public transit.”