Shared e-scooter operator Lime has partnered with mobility solutions provider Moovit in a move impacting 117 cities across 20 countries, the “largest micromobility integration to date”.
The partnership sees Lime electric scooters, bikes and mopeds integrated into the Moovit app across cities in the United States, Europe, South Africa and Australia from next week, with a further 40 cities set to be added over the next few months.
The partnership is designed to encourage more people to make multi-modal trips by enabling Moovit users to incorporate Lime micromobility devices into their journeys.
From Monday, the app will show users in real-time where available Lime vehicles are located, with information on how long it will take to walk there and an estimated cost of the trip.
Once the user taps 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.
“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 Lime CEO Wayne Ting.
“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.”
Introduced in 2012, Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town using any mode of transport, and serves over 950 million users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries.
“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,” Moovit Co-founder and CEO Nir Erez added.
“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.”