The day after I heard about The Meadoway project, news about Uber’s acquisition of Jump, a dockless bike share company dropped – great news if they decide to come to our area.
After testing the program in conjunction with Jump in San Francisco, they have reputedly offered $100 million to acquire the company. Their plan, which features dockless e-bikes, includes rolling the program out in 40 cities across 6 countries.
Dockless bike share simply means the units may be located anywhere bikes can be parked, and can be left at their destination anywhere a bike can be parked – a lock is provided with the bike. This type of program has proven a more popular way to motivate people onto two wheels, especially when the program offers e-bikes for use.
More on these two exciting news items in future posts.
Cycling The 6ix!
See you out there.
Editors Note: You might thing that competition like Uber and Jump would have us worried at Gears Bikes Shop? But that is not the case. Such announcements are a continued affirmation of the power of cycling, and that the more people are exposed to cycling… well… the better for all. Less congestions, greener livable cities and a fitter more active population.