Mexico City Embraces Smart Regulation for Ridesharing

Today Mexico City’s megalopolis is making history. What started with an open discussion where citizens spoke and their government listened ended today with Mayor Miguel Mancera’s decree providing a legal framework for ridesharing in the world’s largest city. As a result, Mexico’s capital – one of the most complex cities in the world – now has modern, forward-looking regulations echoing the principles of Uber’s business model: the logic of supply and demand alongside a citizen’s ability to choose how they move around their city.

This regulation will preserve Uber’s benefits for both riders and driver-partners, allowing citizens to choose safe and reliable transportation, and providing certainty to the thousands of driver-partners who have found an opportunity to earn a living with Uber.

Uber arrived in Mexico City almost two years ago and was quickly embraced by riders, making this mega-city one of our most vibrant global markets. We thank Mayor Mancera for embracing innovation, championing economic development and promoting consumer choice. We hope this regulation encourages similar progress in cities around the world.