Lyft scooter, photo courtesy the company

On December 19, 2018, rideshare service Lyft announced Thursday it is joining Uber’s ‘Jump’ in offering dockless electric scooters in San Diego. Lyft marks the fifth entrant in the local market after Bird, Lime, Razor and Uber.

The scooters that Lyft is deploying seem to be of the first generation model, with thumb throttles and small wheels. What sets Lyft apart from Bird and others is that Lyft scooters can be reserved using the Lyft app. This gives Lyft a large pool of potential users in the city, right out of the gate. It remains to be seen whether this is enough to pull riders from earlier entrants like Bird and Lime.

More info on the Times of San Diego article on the Lyft launch.