"During rush hour, it is very inefficient for a one-tonne hulk of metal to take one person 10 blocks," Dara Khosrowshahi told the Financial Times ahead his anniversary as CEO. Khosrowshahi has used his first year at Uber to start offering customers transportation options beyond cars."
“They can conquer all manner of terrain—even San Francisco hills—no sweat required. And they won’t tire out riders, no matter their age or fitness level. These are the bikes could get the old and office-bound into cycling.”
“Uber has announced plans to integrate bike- and scooter-sharing services on its app, an acknowledgment that cars aren’t always the best form of urban transport. Now the company has quietly begun engineering its own scooter, say people familiar with the plans, which haven’t been previously reported. Jump Bikes, which Uber acquired in April for more than $100 million, is overseeing the project.”
“Uber, which made its name on car rides, is looking to the bicycle for growth. In an interview with the Financial Times, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wants to push scooters and bikes for short trips in congested urban centers, a move that would let drivers focus on longer, more lucrative trips.”
"They can conquer all manner of terrain—even San Francisco hills—no sweat required. And they won’t tire out riders, no matter their age or fitness level. These are the bikes could get the old and office-bound into cycling."
"Jump brings two innovations to the traditional bike share model. First, its motorized bikes provide power as you pedal, making climbing hills or traveling long distances a breeze. It’s a little like riding a scooter. Second, its bikes—tethered to GPS, with a built-in lock—can be left anywhere there’s a street sign to chain up to."
"Jump, a Brooklyn-based start-up, became the first dockless company to roll out e-bikes when it launched in D.C. in September. Last month it also won the first contract to start operating e-bikes in San Francisco."
"Our mission at JUMP Bikes is to build the bike you want," Jump CEO Ryan Rzepecki wrote in a blog post. "A bike that can take you farther, get you there faster, and be the most fun to ride. A bike that you don't even need to own, doesn't cost a penny to maintain, and is always nearby when you want it. If we achieve this mission then we'll see more people on bikes — meaning greener, more accessible, and healthier cities."
"This is the beginning of a multi-year shift away from regular pedal to electric bikes. When people first jump on an ebike, their face lights up. It's exciting and joyful in a way that you don't get from a regular bike."