Uber and Lyft won't necessarily win the scooter war

Bird and Spin scooters in San Francisco. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Uber's partnership earlier this year with bike-share company Jump did not directly produce much ridership growth for Jump, which it later acquired, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Startups offering only e-scooters or bikes may be able to survive pending competition from integrated transportation giants like Uber and Lyft.