Uber, the global taxi technology company in order to enter in the two-wheeler markets has partnered with JUMP bikes. The startup had recently got the permission of operating their 250+ dockless bikes-sharing.
Uber joined the hands and called the service Uber Bike, where the Uber app user can book the JUMP bikes through the app. Unlike the taxi service, the riders will need to reach to the bike location.
While talking about their collaboration with Uber, JUMP CEO Ryan Rzepecki said that this is a great opportunity for them to have access to larger users. “This partnership is a great way to get a much larger audience on bikes and help them understand their transportation options,” said Rzepecki.
He also talked about their motive to help promote green transportation and providing better facilities to the people of the San Francisco. “Our ultimate goal is to better connect all the neighbourhoods within San Francisco and provide affordable, greener transportation,” Rzepecki told TechCrunch.
Uber’s Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Andrew Salzberg told TechCrunch that they’re always trying to figure out ways to make the transportation easier and cheaper for people.
Both the companies have decided to keep the terms and conditions undercover. Jump Bike’s contract with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is of 18-months and till that period, the two companies have decided to engage together.
Interestingly, Uber’s India rivals Ola had started their two-wheeler services called Ola Pedal in top universities of the country. With uber entering the market, it will be interesting to see how the customers react on this front.
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