Uber is planning to expand its mode of transportation options as the ride-hailing company bought Jump Bikes also known as Social Bicycles.
As reported by CNN, the company wants to create different modes of transportation options in its app such as bicycles and subway rides with a goal of “making it easier to live without owning a personal car.”
In a blog post, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that the inclusion of bicycles in their app could help reduce congestion and pollution.
She said: “Our ultimate goal is one we share with cities around the world: making it easier to live without owning a personal car.”
“Achieving that goal ultimately means improving urban life by reducing congestion, pollution and the need for parking spaces.”
Jump Bikes CEO Ryan Rzepecki meanwhile said that bikes are getting ridden more than six times a day on average since Uber offered San Francisco customers a Jump Bike reservations within its app in January.
With the mentioned scale, Rzepecki stated that he plans to expand the Jump’s bikes in Europe in 2019.
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