Australian micro mobility company Beam has teamed up with Israeli journey planning app Moovit to give real-time access to nearby e-bikes and e-scooters across Sydney and Canberra.
Initially Moovit’s app will show users where nearby Beam e-bikes can be found in Sydney, and e-scooters can be found in Canberra, with more cities to be added soon.
According to Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report, people tend to drive to their main transport hub or will forgo public transport and drive directly to their destination, but could be encouraged to use shared micro mobility to improve the first and last segments of their journey.
Juan Carbonell, Moovit head of solutions in Australia and New Zealand, said, “Offering more alternative transport options that can easily get people to their destination, especially during a pandemic, is a critical component of any MaaS ecosystem.”
“This is why we are excited to partner with Beam. In Sydney and Canberra, riders can now find several alternative mobility options to enjoy the most convenient ways of getting from A to B”, Carbonell says.
Tom Cooper, Beam general manager, Australia and New Zealand, says, “Our partnership will make it easier to find and ride Beam vehicles. We are excited to work with Moovit and be a leader in bringing integrated and creative transportation options to Australian cities.”
By combining public transport operators and authorities’ information 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 recently partnered with Ventura Bus, Victoria’s largest bus provider, and Department of Transport Victoria to launch FlexiRide, offering “Melbourne’s first Demand Responsive Transport service”, to bring more convenient and efficient mobility to people traveling to major local transport hubs.