Station-less e-bike service set for San Francisco ride

Jan 16, 2018, 12:18 PM EST
(Source: Dianne Yee/flickr)
(Source: Dianne Yee/flickr)

Social Bicycles is set to trial a new station-less e-bike service, called JUMP Bikes, in San Francisco, offering an easier, more flexible and environment-friendly mode of commute for people travelling downtown.

The e-bikes, loaded with GPS, can be unlocked via a smartphone app or a city’s transportation card and can be stationed at any bike rack or “furniture zone of the sidewalk,” notes Green Matters.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which issued the permit to the service on Tuesday, will keep a close eye on JUMP bike sharing system, and could allow addition of 250 bikes to the company’s fleet after nine months based on data analysis, writes Tech Crunch.