Uber offers FREE electric bike trip on Car Free Day
This Sunday, 22 September, Uber will offer Londoners a free 20 minute trip on its electric JUMP bicycles for London Car Free Day.
Uber users can redeem the promotional code ‘LONDONCARFREEDAY19’ to take advantage of one free trip of 20 minutes anywhere in the JUMP service area.
More than 500 electric bicycles are now available across North London since the launch in May this year. Uber claims that already tens of thousands of trips have been taken, as Londoners take advantage of the integrated electric boost for a quick and easy journey.
Uber has also recently launched a Public Transport option with live tube and bus journey planning in the capital. The option allows users to plan their journey with real-time information about public transport options – as well as Uber cars – to show the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective route home.
The expansion into bikes and public transport is part of Uber’s vision for the future, which includes a Clean Air Plan with the aim of ensuring that every car on the app in London is fully electric in 2025.
Says Fred Jones, Head of New Mobility at Uber: “Over time, it’s our goal to help people replace their car with their phone by offering a range of mobility options – whether it be cars, bikes or public transport – all in the Uber app.
“Already we’ve seen tens of thousands of JUMP trips taken in London and we can’t think of a better way to get around for Car Free Day. For one day, we’re giving Londoners a free 20 minute trip in an effort to encourage active travel across the capital.”
Electric JUMP bikes are now available in cities across the US and Canada and have recently launched in Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.
How to redeem your free JUMP trip:
With the Uber app, users can easily find and unlock nearby JUMP bikes. There is no need for a separate sign-up or registration.
- Open your Uber app in London on Sunday 22 September
- Select ‘Bike’ mode at the top the app or by tapping the bicycle in the bottom right corner of the main screen. You’ll then see all JUMP bicycles nearby
- Select a bike to ride and click ‘Reserve’
- Tap ‘Change’ next to your default card information
- Click ‘Add promo code’ and enter ‘LONDONCARFREEDAY19’
- You’re now ready to start your ride!