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Uber lets users rent electric bikes in San Francisco via Jump pilot By Rob Price

Uber is about to offer San Francisco residents an alternative way to get around the city: by bike.

Starting next week, the ride-hailing giant is going to let users rent electric-assist bicycles, or ebikes, through its app – the first time it has offered bikes as an option.

The bikes don’t belong to Uber. They’re from Jump, a bike-rental service that can also be accessed through its own app. Jump is rolling out 250 ebikes in the Californian city for an 18-month trial – with the potential for another 250 to be added nine months in.

Unlike the Ford GoBike bike-share program already in place in San Francisco, Jump’s bikes are electric and dockless…

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