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New to the craze of e-scooters and bicycles? Traveling to a city where these 2-wheel vehicles are present and wanting to give them a go? While riding a bike or scooter may be something you learned as a child, renting and riding one to get around a city has a whole new set of rules and etiquette. Here is what you need to know before riding.
While the two seem very similar they are technically different vehicles. A Moped is usually used to describe a motorized bike that has a small ...read more
Lyft, the rideshare company and Uber’s main competitor, was the first tech company of its kind to go public on March 29, 2019 with the apt ticker symbol: LYFT. The company had an ultimately successful IPO, selling over 32.5 million shares at an average of $72 a share. Lyft ended on a high with shares at $78.29 and a market valuation of $22.2 billion. Not too shabby for their first day. The rideshare economy is now worth over a trillion dollars worldwide, making it an important part of the world economy. People can now be a ...read more
Uber is always innovating and creating new ways to help people get from place to place. In 2018, Uber launched Jump, motorized bicycles for rent in cities throughout the world. The bikes have quickly become a favorite for commuters, tourists, and everyone in between as a way to get around without having to be stuck in a car or traffic. Jump became popular because of the incredibly low cost to rent them.
Uber acquired Jump and launched it as a pilot program in early 2018 in select cities. The cost to rent the electronic bikes varies from city to city ...read more
Looking for a phone number to contact Lyft? A 24/7 hotline does exist for Lyft in cases of accidents, citations, and safety incidents. Lyft specifies these as urgent situations in need of immediate contact. Any other situation does not require placing a call with the hotline. Before calling Lyft, if you are in a dangerous situation or someone’s safety is at risk, call 911 or the local authorities before contacting Lyft. Safety should be the number one priority. If you are in an accident, have a citation, or a safety incident, you need to go to the page ...read more
Do you feel safe riding in an Uber?
The media has recently released a few stories on riders encountering scary situations while utilizing Uber and Lyft. From harassment to murder the stories of riders becoming victims are sadly becoming more and more common.
To better understand how riders across the country view rideshare safety we surveyed over 400 riders to hear their thoughts. We wanted to know if riders not only feel safe taking Uber and Lyft but if they actively ensure their safety through numerous checkpoints set up within the app. Here's what today's riders had to ...read more