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Old 09-02-2019, 04:38 PM
Status: "At least I知 not Matt Shea" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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No Uber or Lyft in Vancouver or Victoria! WTD*?!?

My gosh, even the loathsome USA has these services...



*What The Diefenbaker
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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I guess this is what's called one of those dreadful first world problems, eh?

According to this news report from July 2019, apparently Sept. 3, 2019 has been set as the date that ride-hail companies can apply to enter the market.
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-on-right-r...pert-1.4510665
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:26 PM
Status: "At least I知 not Matt Shea" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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I guess this is what's called one of those dreadful first world problems, eh?

According to this news report from July 2019, apparently Sept. 3, 2019 has been set as the date that ride-hail companies can apply to enter the market.
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-on-right-r...pert-1.4510665
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Ever try to find a parking space in New York? Philly? Chicago? Six bucks for an Uber vs. a half-hour of road rage by the urban denizens is a bargain, no matter which world you inhabit.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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No Uber or Lyft in Vancouver or Victoria! WTD*?!?

My gosh, even the loathsome USA has these services...



*What The Diefenbaker
We have lots of taxis in Victoria...
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:46 PM
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We have lots of taxis in Victoria...
Uber is not a taxi service. Try it sometime.

Of course, you値l have to visit a city in the developed world.







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Old 09-03-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Uber is not a taxi service. Try it sometime.

Of course, you’ll have to visit a city in the developed world.

Uber was not available in Winnipeg either. There is a ride Sharing service in Manitoba and Alberta called Tapp Car (Canadian company based out of Edmonton) and it looks like they are expanding to B.C soon.

https://www.tappcar.com/regions

Uber and Lyft are pretty prominent players in Toronto, so they are not foreign to the Canadian market. My experience with Tapp is that it was slightly cheaper than a taxi, but the service was more personalized. The driver offered me a mint and bottle of water.
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Uber is not a taxi service. Try it sometime.

Of course, you値l have to visit a city in the developed world.







Developed world? I don't think having Uber or not, qualifies as determining whether a city is developed or not.

It has everything to do with municipal politics.

Barcelona, still hasn't got Uber for instance.
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Old Yesterday, 02:39 PM
 
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Uber is not a taxi service. Try it sometime.

Of course, you値l have to visit a city in the developed world.







Vietnam & Kenya are 2 places for example that I know of that are not 'developed' but 'developing' and have uber, but Vietnam's is called Grab. It still uber, just under a different name.
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Old Today, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Vietnam & Kenya are 2 places for example that I know of that are not 'developed' but 'developing' and have uber, but Vietnam's is called Grab. It still uber, just under a different name.
I'm sure he was being tongue n cheek about the whole thing, but there is an ignorance some have when it comes to the outside world. Just because a country may not have the exact same service you are used to, doesn't mean there isn't a comparable service available. I used Grab Bike in Ho Chi Minh city. It was a lifesaver because it guarantees a fair price for the ride and you are assured the driver has a helmet. Going on my own without that service would have guaranteed paying a lot more for my ride in a place where haggling is a natural part of exchanges. Grab made it is easier and it was super cheap - literally a buck to get to most places you want to go. Grab is in Singapore and Malaysia as well and HQ'd in Singapore.
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