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TIER partners with Dutch transport app following Netherlands launch

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TIER has partnered with Dutch mobility as a service app Gaiyo less than a month after launching its services in the Netherlands.

The firm started operations in the country at the end of September by deploying a fleet of 250 e-bikes in Eindhoven, before also launching its e-bikes and e-moped in Utrecht.

Riders will now be able to use the Gaiyo app to locate TIER devices, before booking, unlocking and paying for their journey within the same app.

Gaiyo’s route planner scans for available devices in the user’s location and incorporates it into various route recommendations, making it possible to choose different means and combinations of transport.

The starting rate is €1, with users charged €0.15 and €0.30 per minute depending on the vehicle and their location.

E-scooters are currently illegal in the Netherlands, although TIER is planning to expand the deployment of its e-bikes and e-mopeds to other Dutch cities in the coming months.

Gaiyo is the first Dutch app with which TIER has entered an integration collaboration, although it has existing partnerships with similar apps including Bonjour RATP in Paris, hvv in Hamburg, Google Maps in the UK, and Travis across the entirety of Sweden.

“Our mission to Change Mobility for Good is largely about creating strong partnerships to expand everyone’s access to sustainable, easily accessible and multimodal mobility solutions,” said Jesper Vis, General Manager Benelux at TIER.

“Teaming up with Netherlands’ leading MaaS app Gaiyo will allow us to expand access to our micro-mobility services in Utrecht and Eindhoven.”

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