As the amount of traffic and pollution levels in most of the Indian cities are increasing every day. Surprisingly, research proved that the traffic speeds in most of the metropolitan cities in India are under 20 km/hr on an average. This means that consumers could actually travel to work faster on a bicycle. So as a result of this research, Uber has tied up with the technology-driven mobility platform Yulu to provide its users with the option to ride e-bikes and bicycles in Bengaluru.
These e-bikes can clock speeds of over 25 km/hr, and the users don’t even need a licence to ride one of these. These dockless bicycles can be rented seamlessly on a pay-per-use basis. As the cities in India are facing a drastic increase in traffic, these micro-mobility options would go a long way in reducing traffic snarls, by saving time for the riders. This eco-friendly option will not only help users in reducing their carbon footprint but also improve their health. Adding to it, the weather of Bengaluru will improve, while the travelling time between urban centres and metro stations will get a whole lot faster.
Through this tie-up, Uber riders will now be able to book e-bikes and bicycles in just a few taps. The Yulu e-bikes can be unlocked using the QR code scanner on your device, thereby enabling easy pick-up and return throughout the urban centres of Bengaluru. The first three rides will be free, for first-time users to experience the convenience of this facility. Along with being environment and traffic friendly, these self-ride e-bikes are also pocket-friendly, taking into account the varying needs and budgets of various different consumers. As the push towards electrification has become necessary in recent times, Uber’s collaboration with Yulu definitely proves it.
Thanks to Uber’s thoughtful initiative, now all you need to do, to hop on to your e-bike or bicycle, tap on the ‘Try Yulu’ option on your Uber app and follow the prompts, and a few easy steps and then you’ll be ready to ride the new eco-friendly alternative provided by Uber. You can even locate and unlock your bike by using the Uber app.