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Uber removes its bike rental service from four Latin American cities

To Forbes Mexico, the company said that the decision was made due to the merger of this operation with the micro-mobility startup Lime

Jump, electrical bike service from Uber
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  • Jump bikes arrived in Mexico City in August last year. It was the first city in Latin America to have the service;
  • Santiago, in its turn, was the first city in South America to receive the service, in March this year.

Uber will stop offering Jump bike rental service in Mexico City (Mexico), Sao Paulo, Santos (both in Brazil), and Santiago (Chile) due to the merger of this business with Lime.

In January this year, Lime announced that only six months after its arrival, it was leaving Latin America. At the time, the American micro-mobility company was operating in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Lima (Peru) and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico).

Jump bikes arrived in Mexico City in August last year. It was the first city in Latin America to have the service. Santiago, in its turn, was the first city in South America to receive the service, in March this year.

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In December last year, Santos, in Brazil, also was chosen by Uber for the launch of the company’s electric scooter sharing service. This service bears the Uber brand, not Lime’s, which probably means it will be maintained.

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To Forbes Mexico, the company declared that continues to be a firm believer in micro-mobility and its power to change cities in a positive way, and he believes that Lime’s scale and focus will be essential to continue that transformation.

The company did not clarify whether this decision would result in Lime’s return to the region.