Vancouver, B.C. Is Silicon Valley North. So Why Doesn't It Have Uber?

ChinatownJake

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Four years after Uber planned to expand here, the Canadian city is still holding firm. No Uber.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-08/vancouver-doesn-t-have-uber-it-boggles-the-mind

Vancouverites will keep petitioning the government to let Uber operate. And they will continue muddling through. Mindful of the time she waited three hours for a cab after a Christmas party, television host and producer Fiona Forbes makes sure to line up transportation ahead of time whenever she and friends hit the town. Sometimes she simply chooses not to go out, knowing getting home will be impossible. "It's crazy that you have to think that way,"she says. "We're a world-class city; we're not in the middle of nowhere here in Vancouver."
 

trickynikki

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Uber has never entered a market legally so why should Uber view Vancouver differently?
A few years back, Uber Black was in Vancouver and pulled many illegal moves and we're shut down.
Uber is afraid of Vancouver because the government will enforce laws just like Calgary did.
 

Exclusif

Active Member
City of Vancouver or whoever is in charge needs to get moving. Vancouver has the worst public transportation system I have seen.

Apparently Vancouver is a "world class" city that likes to live in the 80's....
 

trickynikki

Well-Known Member
City of Vancouver or whoever is in charge needs to get moving. Vancouver has the worst public transportation system I have seen.

Apparently Vancouver is a "world class" city that likes to live in the 80's....
Uber is as welcome in Vancouver as other cities. Where has Uber ever entered aa city legally? It is not their style. It is Uber not Vancouver that is choosing not to enter Vancouver.
 

Exclusif

Active Member
Uber is as welcome in Vancouver as other cities. Where has Uber ever entered aa city legally? It is not their style. It is Uber not Vancouver that is choosing not to enter Vancouver.
Not sure where you got that from but Uber did enter vancouver back in 2012 and got kicked out by the province/city.

They can't operate here until they get a green light from the city.
 

trickynikki

Well-Known Member
Not sure where you got that from but Uber did enter vancouver back in 2012 and got kicked out by the province/city.

That was Uber Black. UberX always enters enters illegally so the problem is with Uber and not with Vancouver.
They can't operate here until they get a green light from the city.
 
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