#Commuter Benefits

The impact of micromobility

July 15, 2022

Micromobility, defined as transportation that uses lightweight vehicles such as bicycles or scooters, is already the norm in some of the largest cities in the world. Making micromobility vehicles accessible through renting, leasing, or purchasing gives commuters another alternative to driving.

Let’s take a look at some of the impacts of the micromobility movement.

Micromobility benefits both employers and employees

There are many benefits for employees using micromobility vehicles to commute to work.

  • Environmental Impact: Batteries from e-scooters reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 51 percent.
  • Personal Impact: Micromobility is an affordable transportation option that can save employees money.
  • Less stress: Micromobility vehicles do not cause congestion on roadways. Fewer traffic jams mean less stress to the commuter.
  • Recruiting: From the employer’s standpoint, adding a commuter benefits package that includes access to micromobility devices can help you stand out from the competition when attracting top talent.

Micromobility benefits help companies create an engaged workforce

Creating an engaged workforce starts with building a workplace community. Creating a strong community makes a significant difference in an organization’s ability to succeed.

One way to create a strong community with engaged team members is to offer meaningful benefits. Commuter benefits, which are defined as benefits that allow employees to use pre-tax dollars to use toward commuting costs. It is an impressive piece to add to your benefits package.

They will likely appreciate the opportunity to lower their commuting costs, reduce the stress involved in commuting, and provide a more environmentally friendly way to get to and from work.

Micromobility is becoming popular

As more and more companies head back to the office post-covid, micromobility will continue to increase in popularity. This is especially true as commuters remain skeptical of the safety and reliability of public transportation.

Micromobility’s role in building greener infrastructure

To fully maximize micromobility options, there needs to be infrastructure in place. This includes having the proper road set-ups for bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, and other micromobility vehicles. While this requires an initial investment, cities can feel confident that micromobility infrastructures are easier and greener to establish than regular road infrastructures.

Saving money with micromobility

Micromobility devices such as e-scooters and e-bikes are significantly cheaper than buying or renting a car. Owners of these devices also save on maintenance and fuel costs since they contain fewer parts and don’t require as much fuel. Thanks to its cost-saving benefits, micromobility has become a popular mode of transportation for university students and working adults.

Are you considering adding a micromobility plan to your benefits package? Schedule a meeting to learn about which programs work best for your business.

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