TIER, a leading European micro-mobility provider has teamed up with Google Maps to offer ‘first and last mile’ route planning for scooter riders in 11 major European cities.
The service is already available in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. Other cities are to follow in the course of 2021.
Under the tab for cycling directions, Google Map users will have a choice of the ‘Your Bike’ and ‘TIER’ buttons. By clicking on the TIER button, Google Maps shows the nearest available TIER e-scooters – as well as the walking distance to and the charging status of each e-scooter. Once at the scooter pick up point, riders are then redirected to the TIER app.
Tinia Mühlfenzl, Director of Market Development at TIER, says, “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. Through our collaboration with Google, we’re creating visibility for TIER scooters within Google Maps and helping to ensure that riders have access to the form of transportation that best suits their daily mobility needs.”
For 2021, TIER is expanding into more European cities and countries. And with the recent launch of e-bikes in the UK, France, Norway and Switzerland, TIER has added to its growing range of multimodal mobility solutions it offers.