“During rush hour, it is very inefficient for a one-tonne hulk of metal to take one person 10 blocks,” Dara Khosrowshahi told the Financial Times ahead his anniversary as CEO.
Khosrowshahi has used his first year at Uber to start offering customers transportation options beyond cars.
Uber launched an electric bike option in February in San Francisco, and has since expanded the offering to a handful of other American cities. In April, the company announced that it had acquired electric bike-share startup Jump Bikes.
The expansion is about more than just bicycles: A new electric scooter option will soon be available in San Francisco and other cities.