May 27, 2020
It’s a fact the world over – cities are growing. Indeed, it’s estimated that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030.
As more people move into urban areas for better job opportunities and increased lifestyle options, cities have faced growing pains ranging from skyrocketing rents to increased air pollution to hours-long commutes due to traffic jams and overcrowded public transit during peak hours. Governments and city planners are now looking to solve these problems and improve the lives of their residents by such measures as increasing housing availability, looking for innovative ways to combat air pollution, and encouraging the use of public transport to help people get around town faster.
Since transportation and commuting are often heavily impacted by urbanisation, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many major digital disruptors in the last few years have been those in the transportation space. Ride sharing has changed the way people across the globe commute, be it by taxi, bicycle, motorbike, bus, or e-scooter. Since managing traffic and championing public transport are ways cities are already alleviating pain points related to rising urbanisation, embracing ride sharing and new mobility businesses is one-way local governments can further contribute to bettering their city.
At Beam, we are passionate about the freedom of choice – we believe that people should be able to choose how and when they move from Point A to Point B, and that the options available should be robust. But more than that, they should be affordable, efficient, and eco-friendly.
This is why we wholeheartedly believe the future of mobility is both electric and shared, and are providing e-cooter ride-sharing capabilities in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, as well as in cities across Asia Pacific.
Quick, easy access to a self-driven transportation allows people to get from where they are to where they want to go be it across town, down the street or to the nearest MRT stop. At Beam we want the people of KL to have a choice for commuting on their own terms.
Aside from convenience, Beam scooters are also eco-friendly – using small amounts of electricity for every trip they have an infinitesimal carbon footprint when compared to cars. A Beam ride is a demonstration of a real commitment towards making KL a more sustainable city.
Considering the rise and rapid adoption of ride sharing coupled with projections that cities will boom over the next decade, it’s clear that the sharing economy is here to stay.
By making affordable, eco-friendly, convenient self-drive transport options easily available, we believe we’re not just contributing to the sharing economy but to the overall health of the cities we operate in. After all, we have to share the future, so we want to make sure it’s one where everyone has access to the transport option best suited for them.
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