How JUMP Changed My Life
After a year, JUMP shows e-bikes are a “viable alternative to car trips”
Up until a year ago, Matthew Hargrove commuted to his downtown Sacramento job in his Ford F150 truck. It took him 25 minutes to travel from his West Sacramento home to work, including finding a parking spot and paying for it. Now “my commute on a JUMP Bike takes about 20 minutes and I don’t have to hassle with parking, get a little blood moving, and feel happy as I ride through my town.”
Convenience, health, and happiness. Those are compelling reasons to get out of a traffic jam and onto a bike and that’s even before you consider reasons civic leaders tend to endorse biking, such as reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
On the first anniversary of JUMP bikes being launched in Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Davis, we asked users of the bikeshare service how it had changed how they get around. READ MORE