Gettin’ Around

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A side-by-side comparison of Sacramento’s popular electric car, bike and scooter fleets.

Gig Car Share

gig car share

What It Is:
AAA’s point-to-point car sharing program featuring all-electric Chevy Bolts

How It Works:
Enter driver’s license and credit card information into the Gig app. Once approved, find an available car through the app or on the street (a green light in the windshield indicates it’s available). Use a smart phone to unlock the car and hit the road.

Rates:
Pay by the minute ($.40), the hour ($15.00), or the day ($85). Liability insurance is included.

Fun Factor:
Rent a car for short spells without the hassle of standing in line at a rental agency.

Nuisance Alert:
Neighbors complain of cars sitting on their street for days at a time, taking up valuable parking spots.

Jump Scooter

jump scooter

What It Is:
A fleet of bright red electric scooters operated by Uber

How It Works:
Like their bicycle counterpart, Jump scooters can be located and reserved through the Jump or Uber apps. Scan the QR code on the handlebar to unlock the scooter.

Rates:
Free to unlock, then $.25 per minute to ride.

Fun Factor:
Channel your inner 12 year old while zipping across town with friends.

Nuisance Alert:
Motorized scooters are supposed to be ridden in bike lanes or on the street, but many riders use them on sidewalks, creating a hazard for pedestrians. 

Jump Bike

jump bike

What It Is:
A dockless fleet of pedal-assisted electric bikes operated by Uber

How It Works:
Find and reserve available bikes through the Jump or Uber apps. Enter a PIN or scan a QR code with your phone to unlock the bike. All riders must be 18 or older and have their own Jump account.

Rates:
$1 for the first 15 minutes, $.07 for each additional minute. A $25 fee is assessed if the bike is left outside the user zone, which covers the central city from El Camino Ave. to Florin Rd.

Fun Factor:
Cruise down the street at up to 20 miles per hour without breaking a sweat.

Nuisance Alert:
The bikes, which are heavy and cumbersome to move when parked, sometimes block sidewalks, inconveniencing pedestrians and wheelchair users. 

Lime Scooter

lime scooter

What It Is:
Electric scooters aimed at serving urban commuters and thrill seekers

How It Works:
Use the Lime app to find a scooter, then scan the QR code on the handlebars or baseboard to unlock it.

Rates:
$1 to unlock, then $.20 a minute to ride

Fun Factor:
Scoot up to 15 miles per hour with a press of the throttle.

Nuisance Alert:
Inconsiderate riders have been known to litter sidewalks and lawns with the scooters.

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