Uber takes on bike sharing

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Uber has announced its agreement with JUMP Bikes after that after an initial pilot scheme in San Francisco. The pilot scheme was a hit in San Francisco and continues to provide a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to driving.

Uber Bike allows users to locate and book a JUMP pedal assist electric bike by using the Uber app and selecting the “bike” option. When it comes to returning the bike, the user can simply lock the bike to any public rack within the bike zone shown on the app’s map.

Uber is committed to bringing together various modes of transport to provide users with the fast, reliable and affordable journeys. Likewise, the expansion of this scheme is exciting as it answers demand in dense cities riddled with congestion and limited space.

Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, explains that Uber’s “ultimate goal is one we share with cities around the world: making it easier to live without owning a personal car. Achieving that goal ultimately means improving urban life by reducing congestion, pollution and the need for parking spaces.”

Khosrowshahi also adds that “JUMP’s CEO Ryan Rzepecki is an impressive entrepreneur who has spent the better part of a decade bringing bike-sharing to life across the globe. I’m thrilled to welcome his team and their stellar product onto the Uber platform.”