APR 30, 2018 01:45 PM PDT

Uber Ride Sharing Hits the Bike Lane

WRITTEN BY: Julia Travers

OOPS! THAT EXPERIMENT FAILED...

It's not your fault! Something went wrong with our formula.
Please begin your experiment again by clicking here.

If this error continues to occur please contact us at support@labroots.com.


A new venture expands Uber's established transportation fleet and mission to include the eco-friendly and healthy option of biking. In April 2018, the ride-sharing giant bought the bike-sharing company Jump, which already has established branches in six countries.

Uber will test the integration of Jump's 12,000 bikes into its standard program for a few months in San Francisco this Spring before launching a major roll-out.

The GPS-enabled bicycles feature electronic locks that allow them to be securely attached to any bike rack or other common urban structure like a lamppost or bench. Customers receive codes through a phone app to unlock the bikes. An extra bonus is the pedal-assist electric motor.
About the Author
  • Julia Travers is a writer, artist and teacher. She frequently covers science, tech and conservation.
You May Also Like
JUL 09, 2018
Videos
JUL 09, 2018
Does Microwaving Food Affect It's Nutritional Value?
  Microwaving is a convenient way to heat food with ease and in short periods of time. But, do microwaves change the nutritional value of food? Microw...
JUL 10, 2018
Videos
JUL 10, 2018
At Four Years Old, This Girl Takes Her First Steps
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological condition that is usually present at birth. It’s common in children born prematurely. For one little girl, Maya...
JUL 30, 2018
Videos
JUL 30, 2018
A Robotic Helping Hand
Ever wish you had a way to get more done? Scientists at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute in Kyoto Japan might be able to give you a hand&...
AUG 01, 2018
Videos
AUG 01, 2018
Why You Shouldn't Hold in a Sneeze
Despite how tempting it might be to hold in a sneeze when you’re in a public location, it’s in the best interest of your body that you just let...
AUG 10, 2018
Videos
AUG 10, 2018
Can the Black Death Make a Comeback?
The bacterium that causes plague was never wiped out....
AUG 15, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
AUG 15, 2018
What's So Special About Polarized Sunglasses?
Glare could cause discomfort in the eyes, even disability. To reduce the glare, one can try to reduce overall luminance, say by putting on a pair of generi...
Loading Comments...