BC, you’ve moved us.

In the recent months, we’ve been humbled by the overwhelming support shown by British Columbians for Uber and ridesharing.

This fall, over 25,000 of you opened your Uber app in search of a ride, nearly 50,000 of you signed our petition, and we’ve since seen nearly 3,300 personal emails and 1,000 tweets of support sent to Premier Clark, Minister Stone, and Minister de Jong encouraging smart ridesharing regulations for BC.

Here’s some of the support British Columbians shared with your provincial government about bringing ridesharing and Uber to the province:

“As a low income person with a visual disability I am limited in transportation options. There have been improvements to city transit in Kelowna which I am thankful for… [but] I am writing to ask you to support the ridesharing programs such as Uber in BC. It would make a huge difference in my quality of life and my opportunities for success as a disabled person.”– Kevin T, Kelowna

“Please support Uber. I have used it in Montreal and London, even in Nairobi, Kenya. As a single elderly woman traveling alone these experiences have brought a level of safety and security to my travels. This is not an ordinary taxi experience. My mother is 97.  She would use Uber!”– Helen R, Vancouver

“Technology is moving forward, and as a city that claims that “The Future Lives Here”, Surrey is behind the times. It’s time to bring innovation to Surrey and Vancouver. We need Uber in B.C.”– Jamie L, Surrey

“On Hallowe’en night in Edmonton my stepdaughter and a friend called a taxi. No one even answered the phone at dispatch. I opened the Uber app, pressed “set pickup location” and 4 minutes later – FOUR MINUTES – the driver was outside the house. I had a similar experience in Seattle in July. It’s time [for] the BC government to embrace this new technology.”– Ralph R, Kamloops

“I deserve choices here in my own city – the environmentally positive choices which I enjoy when I travel in many other cities. Please allow Uber in Metro Vancouver.”– El O, Vancouver

With over 350 cities in over 60 countries around the world embracing Uber and ridesharing, we’re excited to quickly work with the province to bring smart regulations to BC.

Thank you, BC for your continued support. You’ve moved us, and we can’t wait to someday move you.

Featured articles

Uber for Business now makes it easy to give your customers a ride

We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.

UberEATS: Using technology to build a reliable food delivery experience

A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–

Let’s take care of each other

This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.