JUMP e-bikes and e-scooters return to Sacramento. Here’s what’s different this time around

JUMP e-bikes and e-scooters are once again available to Sacramento residents. Lime relaunched their services over the weekend, following an acquisition of the JUMP brand in May.

“The City of Sacramento is excited to see the relaunch of JUMP bikes in our region,” said  Transportation Planning Manager Jennifer Donlon Wyant. “The City supports and welcomes shared rideables in Sacramento as they provide convenient and climate-friendly transportation options for our residents.”

Lime on Aug. 29 launched 200 bikes in Sacramento and West Sacramento and plans to increase to up to 600 bikes based on rider demand, the company said.

JUMP bikes will initially be available to ride through the Lime app and will become available through the Uber app in the next few weeks.

E-scooter companies Bird and Spin relaunched their services in Sacramento in June, after all shared-rideable companies voluntarily suspended their services in the City at the onset of the pandemic.

All shared-rideable operators, including Lime, have agreed to the City’s new increased sanitation requirements, which include enhanced disinfecting protocols that require all employees to wear personal protective equipment when handling devices and sanitize equipment multiple times a day.

Riders are encouraged to take further precautions by utilizing sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer and to follow social distancing and mask requirements.

Riders are also reminded to always park devices on bike racks or city designated drop zones.