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Another Scooter Service Is Coming to D.C.

April 10, 2019

By Scott Gelman

There are plenty of ways to get around the District, and Uber is adding another to the mix.

Uber’s Jump scooters could be found throughout the region starting this week, enabling users to request a scooter ahead of time.

An Uber spokeswoman told WPGC the company plans to distribute 500 scooters across the city in the next several days. The service launched its own line of scooters to bridge the gap between bikes and cars.

Scooters are free to unlock using the Uber app and then cost $.15 per minute once a trip begins.

The scooters will be allowed in city bike lanes but can’t be used on sidewalks in the central business district, according to D.C. law. D.C. requires all scooters to travel at 10 mph or less.

Scooters can be used within a predetermined service zone and are also now available in Baltimore.

Bird, Lyft and Skip are among the other scooter options in the city.

The scooters add to Jump’s D.C. presence, as the company already had bikes available throughout the city.

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