People are already complaining about Uber and Lyft in Vancouver
Remember when Lyft and Uber both announced yesterday that they would be launching soon in Vancouver? Well, it turns out that 'soon' meant this morning, because both Lyft and Uber are already live.
Good news, right? Well, not quite. Vancouver users are already posting all over Twitter about the launches — and not all of the comments have been positive.
I bet both of Vancouver's Uber drivers are getting so much business today— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) January 24, 2020
He wasn't the only person that was unimpressed with Uber's slow service.
Vancouver got Uber today but there’s only 2 drivers so like..... it’s working out great so far LMAO.— Catherine Long (@catherinelong) January 24, 2020
In fact, a lot of Vancouverites were just really not buying into the whole ride-sharing hype.
Unpopular opinion: I have had just as many shitty uber/lyft experiences abroad as I have had with taxis in Vancouver, and if you believe that uber or lyft are going to be drastically better you're kidding yourself— Big Structural Chungus (@HoppedUpGaming) January 24, 2020
This woman really wasn't happy with Uber's pricing on a Friday afternoon with no major traffic.
Just logged into @uber to see if Vancouver is finally launched. It appears so but a route I regularly take by taxi is $5 more with uber. Not surge pricing (mid-day with zero traffic). WTF 🤷♀️🤦♀️— Lisa Clement (@vanmediagal) January 24, 2020
Actually, a lot of Vancouverites weren't happy with Uber's pricing in general.
We finally have Uber in Vancouver and it’s fucking more expensive than cabs holy fuck— // (@colescrase) January 24, 2020
Basically, this man summed up the state of Vancouver right now in sixteen words.
People of #Vancouver we want Uber now!— Mike (@mike_in_yvr) January 24, 2020
Also people of Vancouver : wait it costs how much ???!?
That being said, some Vancouverites are seriously excited about the arrival of Lyft and Uber — and they took to Twitter to defend both companies from the abuse.
Some even took the opportunity to roast Vancouver cabs instead.
Anyways yeah Uber and Lyft have their obvious faults but if anyone is complaining about them coming to Vancouver, please call a cab and then respond to this post in 4 days when it arrives— Mike Noble (@bikemelon) January 24, 2020
And to poke fun at people complaining about how congested Vancouver would become with Uber and Lyft (spoiler: the city is already jam-packed with cars).
Too much Uber and Lyft in Vancouver. Cars all over the streets. Can’t get around anywhere. Sick to my stomach.— Mike Martignago (@MikeMartignago) January 24, 2020
Overall, Vancouver's reaction to the arrival of the ride-sharing apps has been fairly mixed.
Hopefully Uber and Lyft fares become cheaper as the hype dies down and more drivers become available.
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