Lime and Moovit announced a global partnership to integrate Lime electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds into the Moovit app.
Lime vehicles will be added to the Moovit app in 117 cities across 20 countries starting next week, with forty more to come in the following months.
Based on the number of cities, this partnership is the largest micromobility integration to date.
“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.”
Moovit’s COVID-19 mobility report shows public transit ridership is returning in cities such as New York, London, and Paris. An average of 41% of Lime scooter rides were taken during peak commuting hours — between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. — to get to and from work or school.
However, people are still driving private cars to connect to main transportation hubs for the first or last segment of their journey or for the entire trip.
The integration between Lime and Moovit will encourage riders to go car-free, take multi-modal trips by enabling Moovit users with Lime scooters, bikes or mopeds. Moovit will be able to show its users where a Lime vehicle is available nearby in real-time.
Users can plan a trip by typing in their destination on the “Directions” screen in the Moovit app. They can also use the “Stations” screen to view a map of where they currently are and locate nearby Lime vehicles.
Users will see Lime as a transportation option either for the entire trip or as part of a multimodal journey.
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 they 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 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.”
Here is a list of the countries Moovit users can experience the new Lime offering:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States