Uber Launches UberMOTO in Colombo

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today announced the launch of its bike-sharing product, uberMOTO in Colombo. With this launch, Uber will take another step forward in its efforts to provide multi-modal solutions to riders in Colombo. The bike sharing product will bring another affordable option to riders in Colombo to get from point A to Point B at the tap of a button

Ankit Gupta, Lead – Sri Lanka, Uber said, “We are thrilled to launch UberMOTO in Colombo and give our riders another affordable and reliable mode of transport to travel around the city. With the launch of this product, we aim to contribute towards urban mobility in Colombo and at the same time create more earning opportunities for driver partners.”

UberMOTO gives riders an affordable and convenient motorcycle ride at the push of a button, through the Uber app. Riders receive driver and bike details just as they do for other Uber rides, as well as all standard safety features before, during and after the ride including GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends.

How uberMOTO works:

  • Download the Uber app for iOS or Android and create an Uber account
  • Select MOTO in the app, enter the pickup location and payment method, and request a ride; receive driver details — name, photo and details of the motorbike.
  • MOTO drivers will have one helmet for the rider, and all riders and drivers must wear a helmet, as per the law.
  • At the end of the trip, pay by cash, credit/debit card and receive an electronic receipt via the Uber app.

MOTO will be one of the most affordable transportation options in the city, with fares as low LKR 25.

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About Uber

Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Eight years and more than ten billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.