Tier Mobility is the latest member to join the European Commission’s mobility forum, established to encourage the shift to sustainable transport.
Berlin-based micromobility firm Tier, founded in 2018, has been expanding its e-scooter network across Europe, the Middle East, and Australia, including with two trial schemes in York and London.
Tier has now joined the European Commission’s Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum, a platform aimed at improving cooperation between EU member states in pushing for more sustainable transport solutions.
The brand was selected for the forum by the director general for mobility and transport at the commission, Henrik Hololei, and will join other experts in the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) field.
Pauline Aymonier, head of public policy smart and sustainable City at Tier, said: “We are delighted to be selected as a trustful micro-mobility partner of the Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum by the European Commission. At Tier, we strongly believe in the potential of MaaS and we want to be actively part of the conversation shaping the future of mobility with the aim to further reduce urban car reliance and create a more seamlessly connected and sustainable urban mobility network. Already 44% of our users occasionally combine travel with our vehicles with other forms of transport.”
She added: “We have no doubt that setting up the right policy framework will have an important role in supporting the scaling and uptake of MaaS, by removing certain barriers to operations and encouraging citizens to use MaaS.”
The Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum aims to drive change across the transport sector, by encouraging collaboration between EU member states, and bring together national and regional funding opportunities.
Tier says it plans to support the development of new legislation to build trust in e-scooters and e-bikes in communities, and make micromobility a fixed part of MaaS.