What Calgarians are saying about ridesharing

In the aftermath of the suspension of Uber in Calgary and the recent implementation of the city’s vehicle-for-hire bylaw, we wanted to better understand where our fellow Calgarians stand on these recent events. So, we commissioned a Leger poll to survey 501 Calgarians and see what they had to say.

What we learned

  • Calgary’s citizens (86% of those surveyed) agree that ridesharing can help bring affordable and reliable transportation options to their city and 82% believe it can help create needed earning opportunities in tough economic times in Alberta
  • Calgarians have a positive perception of ridesharing and think there is room for discussion about transportation regulation
  • Most Calgarians (84%) did not receive any official notification to directly provide their city council with input on their views regarding ridesharing regulations during the development of the new for-hire transportation bylaw
  • They agree that barriers to ridesharing, such as the new rule stating that short-term and occasional drivers must pay hundreds of dollars in registration fees before they can use ridesharing platforms to earn, should be removed
  • In fact, the majority (80%) think their city should continue to work on new amendments to its for-hire transportation bylaw to bring alternative transportation options – like ridesharing – back to Calgary

The verdict? Calgarians want ridesharing, and they want regulations that makes sense for their city. Help make it happen by sharing the news and voicing your support for Uber and ridesharing today.

*You can view the full report here.

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