Moovit will show users across the UK where Beryl bikes, e-Bikes, and e-Scooters are available nearby for more alternative and convenient first and last-mile options
London, February 2021
Moovit, an Intel company, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the #1 urban mobility app, and Beryl, the leading UK micro-mobility company, announced a partnership that will offer users more convenient first and last mile options. With a shared vision to get more cars off the road, Moovit will show users where Beryl Bikes, e-Bikes, and e-Scooters are available nearby. As of today, this feature will be available in five UK cities, including Norwich, Hereford, the Isle of Wight, Watford, and Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reliance on bikes and scooters to get around has boomed. While many UK residents are still working from home, Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report found that on average, 35% of cyclists and scooter users in the United Kingdom prefer to connect their rides with public transport for more efficient first and last segments of a journey. However, many people still drive their private vehicles to connect with main transport hubs or drive directly to their destination.
That’s why starting today, Moovit and Beryl are partnering up to better connect UK citizens with micro-mobility services and ultimately take more cars off the road. Moovit will show its users in real-time where a Beryl vehicle is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there.
Moovit users can experience Beryl’s offering in the following cities, with more to be added soon:
“Offering more alternative forms of transport, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, that can easily get people to their destination is a critical component of any Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform,” said Luke Redfern, Moovit’s UK Partnerships Manager. “That’s why we are excited to partner with Beryl. From Norwich to Bournemouth, riders can now find several options of alternative mobility to enjoy the most convenient ways of getting from A to B.”
Phil Ellis, CEO of Beryl said: “Now more than ever, we need to encourage a wider group of society to take greener modes of transport. Beryl’s partnership with Moovit will help empower people to find more affordable and sustainable journey options within their communities, creating transformative transport habits that improve air pollution and tackle climate change. We look forward to working with Moovit to fine-tune our existing schemes so that we can better serve people’s needs and encourage more journeys by bike and e-scooter.”
Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via transport easier and additional multi-modal services more convenient. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities 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 has guided more than 950 million users in getting around town, using any mode of transport.
Moovit (www.moovit.com), an Intel company, is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Moovit was acquired by Intel in 2020 to join forces with Mobileye and advance its MaaS strategy. Together, Moovit and Mobileye will accelerate the global adoption of autonomous transportation.
Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012 it now serves over 950 million users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries.
Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, Uber, and Cubic have partnered with Moovit to power their mobility offerings.
Beryl’s mission is to build a better world by getting more people moving sustainably and to remove the barriers to active transport. Beryl believes in building a better world by making greener travel; safer, simpler, more affordable and accessible.
Beryl’s unique micromobility model gives users the convenience of hiring and returning bikes to marked ‘Beryl Bays’, which are implemented in consultation with local councils and partners. This hybrid approach keeps the city’s social infrastructure intact and ensures a high rate of orderly bay to bay journeys.
In 2020 as part of a nationwide trial, the Department for Transport approved Beryl as a provider for rental E-scooter schemes. With its unique mechanisms and technology proving highly successful across multiple bike share schemes, Beryl was chosen by multiple local authorities to operate E-scooter trials that could bring flexible, smart and sustainable travel solutions.