These Dockless Bikes are Hitting the Streets of San Francisco
A dockless, electric bicycle-sharing system promises a fast, easy and cheap way to get around San Francisco.
In the two months since Jump Bikes launched, they say more than 20 thousand people have signed up in San Francisco. As yet, there are 250 bikes on the streets. Rzepecki says users are riding for an average of 2 1/2 miles.
The company just recently partnered with Uber, which is rolling out the Uber bike option to more users every week. It costs $2 for 30 minutes. An app shows you the closest bike. After that it’s pretty simple–hop on the bike, enter a four-digit code which unlocks the U-bar, and off you go.
Users can lock and leave bikes at any bike rack. The city will evaluate the system over the next 16 months and may approve another 250 bikes in September.
E-bikes are faster and a bit less cumbersome than your regular bike. They can help you climb those San Francisco hills faster, without having to sweat buckets at a time. Electric bikes offer an affordable alternative to other modes of transportation. Riding on two wheels will make your commute to work more effortless and fun.
Jump Bikes will expand to Santa Cruz, Davis and Sacramento in the next few months and is in talks with cities in the East Bay and the Peninsula.