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UberBike is not quite what it sounds like

No, Uber has not added an option to hail a bicycle. Rather, the new feature, which Uber launched in Amsterdam on Thursday,  guarantees a car with a bike rack, for an extra €4 charge. Uber already has a similar feature in São Paulo. The company also had features for hailing motor bikes in Bankok (called UberMoto) … Continue reading “UberBike is not quite what it sounds like”

No, Uber has not added an option to hail a bicycle. Rather, the new feature, which Uber launched in Amsterdam on Thursday,  guarantees a car with a bike rack, for an extra €4 charge.

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Uber already has a similar feature in São Paulo. The company also had features for hailing motor bikes in Bankok (called UberMoto) and a feature for hailing auto-rickshaws in India (UberAuto), but both were shut down shortly after launching.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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