Uber’s red electric JUMP bikes will be history as of this Friday, Sept. 13, according to an email sent to riders. The company announced it was withdrawing the bikes from service after just nine months, but its fleet of electric scooters would remain.
A statement released by Uber to local media said: “We are winding down our current JUMP e-bike operations in Atlanta. We will continue to offer JUMP scooters and look forward to continuing conversations with city leaders on how we can work together to expand transportation options.”
The City of Atlanta is currently weighing options on how to deal with proliferation of e-scooters and bikes, with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms stating last month that the number of vendors operating devices in the city would be reduced.
The city also imposed a nighttime ban on renting e-scooters/bikes in August, while the Atlanta BeltLine added a geofenced speed limit on the Eastside Trail. Four people have died in e-scooter accidents since spring.