“Uber announces the launch of dockless electric scooter service JUMP in Washington, D.C.”

courtesy UBER

From a press release:

“Today, Uber announces the launch of dockless electric scooter service JUMP in Washington, D.C. The addition of e-scooters brings another transportation option to the Uber app and helps create a one-stop-shop for riders, whether their destination is a few blocks, a few miles, or across town. JUMP scooters are electric, making it easier for riders to get around the city without breaking a sweat this spring.

The expansion of JUMP in the city is part of Uber’s commitment to bringing together multiple modes of transportation choices – offering safe, affordable options for first and last mile solutions. Free helmets will be distributed through Gearin’ Up Bicycles until May 7.

“At Uber, we are working towards a world where Washington, D.C. residents can easily live without a car by taking advantage of a wide variety of transportation options, from scooters to rideshare and beyond, requested right from the Uber app” said Loic Amado, Uber’s East Coast General Manager of Scooters. “Today’s launch gets us closer to that vision by giving people in D.C. an affordable, environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point B.”

JUMP e-scooters are free to unlock and $0.15 per minute of riding. Users can find and unlock JUMP e-scooters within the Uber app. It’s simple to use – you can reserve via the Uber app or by walking up to an available scooter and scanning the QR code to unlock. When using the app, tap the mode switch at the top of your home screen, and select Scooter.

In 2017, JUMP launched the first ever dockless electric bike share system in the United States. In May 2018, Uber acquired JUMP as part of its mission to expand the menu of affordable, reliable transportation options available within the Uber app, and make it even easier for residents to get across town without relying on their own personal vehicle. It then expanded to offer electric scooters this fall. JUMP’s scooters are available in ten cities, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and Austin, and their pedal assist bikes are available in a dozen cities.”

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