Red Jump e-bikes to be relaunched by Lime

Jump’s familiar red Jump e-bikes are returning to the streets of London as part of a relaunch by new owners Lime.

The rides will be available to rent through the Uber app until they’re integrated into the Lime app at a date yet to be set “following further systems integration,” according to the company. Rental prices for both Jump and Lime bikes will be £1 to unlock and 15p per minute.

“Bikeshare programmes like Lime and Jump will not only be a key part of London’s efforts to create safer streets and reduce emissions, they will be critical to ensuring increased car usage in the city doesn’t become the ‘new normal’,” said Florence Milner, general manager UK and Ireland at Lime.

“Lime’s acquisition of Jump allows us to operate a multi-modal fleet, with the potential to offer Londoners a range of options based on trip length and preference, all on one platform.”

Lime’s e-scooters could also be rolling out in the UK soon, with trials underway as of 4th July.

“The capacity of our public transport will be dramatically reduced post-coronavirus as a result of the huge challenges we face around social distancing,” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in a statement in May. “Creating temporary cycle lanes and closing roads to through traffic we will enable millions more people to change the way they get around our city.”

 

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