Access to escooters boosting public transport use

PUBLIC transport is touted as the best way to get around the city.

However, we cannot avoid the cons of being in a tropical climate while lacking cover from the elements as we move between a transit point and our destination.

This is where micromobility comes into play.

With the availability of escooters, commuters are looking more favourably towards public transport.

They now have the ability to zip from transit points to their destinations in minutes.

With support from government agencies and local councils, Beam Mobility Malaysia in 2022 began to provide more of its shared escooters at popular transit points, commercial centres and residential neighbourhoods across the country.

This expansion resulted in over one million trips on Beam’s escooters in 2022, with more than 93,000 trips taken directly to and from public transit points nationwide.

Popular LRT stations include Ara Damansara and Bukit Jalil, with a monthly average of 1,607 and 1,445 rides respectively to these transit points.

Bus stops are popular connections for Beam’s riders too, with The Arc stop in Cyberjaya serving more than 370 Beam users monthly.

On the now fully opened Putrajaya MRT Line, Beam has a number of escooters available at stations between Metro Prima and the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).

Aside from the daily commute, the escooter company said riders on the Putrajaya MRT Line could also scoot around to popular hotspots and parks.

It cited as an example, the short ride from Sentul Barat Station that will get you to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and Tiffin At The Yard.

The company also pointed out that Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and National Art Gallery were close to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Titiwangsa Stations.

Just outside the city, Metro Prima and Kentonmen Stations are just a short hop from Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong and Bamboo Hills respectively, Beam highlighted.

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