LETTER: Ride-hailing needed for those stranded on North Shore

Dear Editor:

The B.C. government’s refusal to expedite ridesharing in B.C. was a minor annoyance to us until (a recent) weekend when we found ourselves stranded twice in West Vancouver for at least 25 minutes each time as we waited for a taxi.

article continues below

With Uber or Lyft, we could have avoided this irritating situation. The North Shore has poor transportation options, and ridesharing offers an immediate solution to the problem. We do not buy the provincial government’s excuses about safety, policy, insurance, etc. Many (or most) major cities in North America already offer this wonderful convenience. The government must stop bending to the will of the taxi lobby, and stop dragging its feet on this matter.

I should add that the people I know in their 20s and 30s are especially keen to see Uber and Lyft adopted in B.C. They will express their displeasure with the provincial government’s failure during the next election.

Marlyn Chisholm
North Vancouver

What are your thoughts? Send us a letter via email by clicking here or post a comment below.

 

 

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The North Shore News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Election POLL

What is the most important issue in the Oct. 20 municipal election?

or  view results

Popular News

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.