Uber plans to launch a rent of electric bicycles. The truth so far only in mode for residents of San Francisco .
How it works
AT A new Bike tab appears through the Uber application, through which You can rent a bicycle. You can pick it up at the nearest parking lot, and leave in any zone of the city, simply fastened with a bike lock. The rent will be $ 2 for half an hour's drive. For a new service, Uber signed an agreement with local company JUMP. Originally in the park will have 250 bicycles, but The company plans to increase their amount up to 500.
Prospects for Uber Bike
AT Uber noted that they are " full of enthusiasm " for about bicycles. They rented 250 bicycles, and through 9 months plan to increase their quantity is doubled. The main advantage of Uber over other " bikes " - this is an opportunity to leave the bike anywhere. Have Most competitors like the GoBikes bike need to be left on special bike parking. A Parking is still small, which makes the idea less convenient. If the undertaking works in San Francisco , then surely flows into other cities and countries, as it was with by Uber himself.
Source: The Verge
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