JUMP—on-demand e-bikes and scooters sharing platform—withdrew its services from a couple of regions over the past few months. Within this week, JUMP would back out from San Diego city. However, the services retain at the two naval bases in the city.
JUMP admitted through an email regarding the termination of its public transportation services and confessed for the adverse impact on the daily commuting for San Diego customers. The settlement was announced under the consideration of Barbara Bry—a member of council at San Diego. She gave a decision to cease privately managed e-bikes and scooters in the city until the company could decipher a solicitous and financially stable plan.
An Uber spokesperson informed TechCrunch that the company and San Diego’s local elected officials have accepted that the city’s existing micromobility regulations don’t support a favorable regional environment for operating e-bikes ride-hailing platform. Now, the foremost target of the company is to develop some appropriate regulations, in collaboration with the city’s policymakers.
Last week, JUMP excluded its scooters from Providence—the capital of Rhode Island in the US—after multiple acts of misuse and wreckage were reported. Apart from San Diego, JUMP will withdraw only its e-bikes, not scooters, from Atlanta this month.
On a related note, e-bikes have been bringing a revolutionary transformation in the commuting market. But a few points that are opposing significant adoption of such vehicles are its excess weight and price. Overweight makes e-bikes less friendly to drive as compared to commuting in cabs and trains, and these expensive e-bikes seem like piles of dollars to thieves, making owners more attentive if parking their vehicles outside. To combat these issues inhibiting the adoption of e-bikes, the UK-based e-bikes manufacturer, Karbon Kinetics Limited, has designed folding GoCycle. After restructuring into a compact form, anyone can easily drag the e-bike anywhere.
A few days back, the company announced its new foldable sporty e-bike GXi, which can pack and become compact in just 10 Seconds.