Uber is hoping to revamp the way Canadians get from one place to another with the introduction of their dockless electric bikeshare program.
Uber’s huge bright red JUMP e-bikes and scooters have already jumped onto the transportation scene in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and more major American cities. In terms of international markets, only Berlin and Lisbon are listed on the rideshare’s website, but it looks like one Canadian City will be joining them.
A posting for a new job at Uber’s Toronto office was created on LinkedIn, which was advertising a new job for a Canadian General Manager of JUMP e-bikes, which Uber acquired in April of 2018. “Cheaper than most public transit and faster than cars in traffic, JUMP e-bikes are game-changers for local transportation,” the job listing explains. “Our goal is to transform cities, making them more sustainable, equitable, and livable through electric mobility.”
The position will be at Uber’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto, but it has yet to be revealed if the dockless e-bikes will be hitting the city’s streets soon. According to Global News, JUMP e-bikes are set to start appearing in Montreal in May with e-scooters hitting the market in June or July, so hopefully Toronto is soon to follow.