Rent a bike

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On Monday, Uber announced their acquisition of the bright-red bike-rental startup JUMP, owners of the 500+ electric, dockless bicycles scattered through the streets of San Francisco and Washington D.C.

They’re incredibly popular: users are taking between 6 and 7 rides a day.

The premise is simple: instead of owning your own bike, you can find and rent a JUMP bike directly in their app – each one has a built-in GPS. Bikes are scattered across the city, locked to racks, poles, or even trees. 🌲

When you’re done riding, park up the bike with the built-in metal bar – another JUMP user will come by and take it soon enough.

This might seem like the next parody-worthy “Silicon Valley innovation,” but race to own the bike-sharing world is very real. The competition already took off years ago in China.

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connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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