Lime and Moovit unlock the largest micromobility integration to date in global MaaS partnership
As we move toward our goal of making micromobility accessible to users across the world, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider. In the largest micromobility integration to date, in 117 cities across 20 countries with forty more to come in the following months, Lime electric scooters, bikes and mopeds will be available in the Moovit app for users to add for their journeys.
COVID restrictions continue to ease in many regions around the world, and commuting is on the rise again as people start to leave work-from-home behind and head back to offices. Moovit’s COVID-19 mobility report shows public transit ridership is returning in cities such as New York, London, and Paris and in the last month alone, an average of 41% of Lime scooter rides were taken during peak commuting hours to get to/from work or school. Historical data has also shown that a significant amount of Lime rides connect riders with public transit.
“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.” said 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.”
“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,” said 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.”
The integration will encourage riders toward car-free, multi-modal trips by enabling Moovit users to incorporate Lime scooters, bikes or mopeds as part of their journey. This includes returning riders to public transit in cities around the world, with easily-accessible first- and last-mile options to and from public transit stations, for more sustainable and hassle-free travel. Moovit will show its users in real-time where a Lime vehicle is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there, an estimated cost of the trip, as well as remaining battery range. Here’s how it works:
- Launch Moovit: Once a user opens the Moovit app on the “Directions” screen they may plan a trip by typing in their destination. Alternatively, they can use the “Stations” screen to view a map of where they currently are, including icons of nearby Lime vehicles.
- Plan the trip: On the Suggested Routes screen, users will see Lime as a transportation option either for the entire trip or as part of a multimodal journey.
- Unlock Lime: Once a user taps on the Lime icon, they will be directed to the Lime app which will show the specific vehicle the rider selected in Moovit, and can then unlock the vehicle.
Moovit users can experience the new Lime offering in the following countries, with more to be added over the following months:
- - Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Our partnership with Moovit is the latest integration into MaaS partnership, with our vehicles also available in Google Maps, Uber and CityMapper in a wide range of cities. We will continue to make Lime available through partner platforms to help ease and encourage connections to public transit--all toward a goal of fewer cars on city streets.
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