Uber to acquire self-service bicycle firm Jump Bikes

Parisian taxi drivers have long had a reputation for being among the world’s rudest

Parisian taxi drivers have long had a reputation for being among the world’s rudest

Uber revealed today its plan to purchase JUMP, a bike sharing company that's now operating in San Francisco and Washington DC. Jump and Uber struck a partnership that integrated Jump's $2-a-ride service into Uber's mobile application earlier this year.

Uber is best known for its four-wheeled vehicles, but the ride-sharing company's vision of future transit evidently includes two-wheelers as well.

Bike-sharing company Jump and ride-hailing service Uber have more in common than you might think. In addition, you can continue to use the Jump app if you prefer.

The Jump deal comes as Uber faces growing competition from competing ride-sharing operators in global markets.

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Uber users around the world may soon be able to hire electric bicycles through the app, after the ride-sharing firm bought U.S. bike-hire firm Jump. The permit will be reviewed before the company is allowed to add more bikes to the fleet.

"The utilization of the bikes has been higher than expected", Khosrowshahi said.

Inspired by viral social media hits, underage vandals destroyed more than 3,000 Gobee bikes and stole more than 1,000, effectively shutting down the business in an entire country.

Uber is valued at between $48 billion and $68 billion, making it the world's most valuable start-up. But it also endowed Jump with another asset that should be useful to Uber-good relationships with city officials.

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The acquisition is a signal that Uber doesn't want to be seen as just a taxi substitute, but an urban mobility company. Its bikes come with a feature called "e-assist" that's supposed to make it easier to climb hills. However, some cities have complained that dockless bikes have become a nuisance, clogging sidewalks or left damaged in unusual locations.

Khosrowshahi said in an interview that Jump was "a flawless fit" for Uber's expanding portfolio beyond its core ride-hailing service. It's widely thought the company's collapse was in part attributable to ill-considered criticism of China's ruling party, surely something not even Uber at its brashest would attempt?

In January 2018, all these decisions came together when we launched 250 electric JUMP bikes in San Francisco.

Although now only operating in San Francisco and Washington D.C., Jump has stated it intends to expand operations domestically and overseas, with plans for Europe in 2019.

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"We're excited to begin our next chapter and to play a significant part in the transition of Uber to a multi-modal platform", JUMP Bikes founder and chief executive Ryan Rzepecki said in blog post Monday morning.

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