Bogotá Needs Uber!
Today, Uber riders and the community of drivers face an enormous challenge that requires your support.
Over the last two weeks, by order of the Secretary of Mobility of Bogotá, Uber riders have been forced to get out their vehicles at special checkpoints set up by the Bogotá Transit Police. At these checkpoints, the validity of the drivers’ documents have not been acknowledged, and their vehicles have been subsequently impounded, all in the midst of verbal insults from passing taxi drivers encouraged by the police’s actions.
Uber is now in more than 100 cities and is over 40 countries. In Bogotá the Servicio Especial drivers associated with Uber are providing a legal service. As in our other cities, these men and women are helping to bring safer, more efficient, and more convenient transportation solutions to Bogotá.
If you believe that Bogotá needs innovations like Uber, please sign the petition here. Help us communicate to the mayor’s office that they must stop the police operations that are intimidating drivers and leaving riders stranded.
Here are some possible messages for posting on Twitter:
1. Stop the impounds. The service provided by @Uber_Bog is legal
2. @Uber_Bog is improving the safety and reliability of mobility in Bogotá.
3. Stop the harassment of @Uber_Bog that hurts riders and drivers
4. It’s the citizen who chooses the way they want to get around the city
People who are relevant to tag:
Nicola Francisco Estupiñan (Vice Minister of Trans) Twitter: @Nico_Estupinan
Rafael Rodriguez (Secretary of Mobility) Twitter: @SectorMovilidad
General Rodolfo Palomino (Police Chief) Twitter: @GerneralPalomino
Cecilia Alvarez Correa (Minster of Trans) Twitter: @CeciAlvarezC
John Jairo Rodriguez (Transit Police Chief) Twitter: @PoliciaColombia
Juan Miguel Duran (Superintendant of Transportatio) Twitter: @JuanMiguelDuran
General Carlos Ramiro Mena (Policía Tránsito) Twitter: @TransitoPolicia
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