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Uber to show rental bike and scooter locations

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Transportation network company Uber will now show rentable e-bikes and e-scooters on its app.  

The new feature will be available in Atlanta and San Diego.

CNN Business reports that if the test goes well in the months ahead, Uber has said it hopes to expand it broadly in cities with e-bikes and e-scooters.

Billy Guernier, head of new mobility at Uber, told CNN Business, ‘If somebody opens the app and maybe historically they would’ve taken a Uber that would’ve gotten stuck in traffic and instead they take a Lime scooter that may get them there faster, that’s really a success for us.’

Previously, Uber users had to click on a small button and be sent to a secondary screen to see nearby bikes and scooters.

According to CNN Business Uber’s effort to make e-bikes and e-scooters more prominent may encourage users to take them more often.

Guernier also told CNN Business that Uber would consider the test in Atlanta and San Diego a success if more customers opened the app and book whatever type of transportation makes the most sense for them.

 
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