LETTER: Surrey desperately needs ride sharing

Editor:

I have lived in South Surrey for 20 years now and know thousands of Surrey residents. You, Mr. Mayor, must have your own driver if you think we don’t want and desperately need ride-sharing out here.

No one even goes out anymore as it’s impossible to get a cab. The cab companies are the only ones who don’t want ride-sharing out here. I wonder why.

Just last weekend we had a party and the one couple who couldn’t drive home and who were wanting to cab home had to wait an hour-and-a-half to get one.

But you don’t think we need ride- sharing.

And this doesn’t even include all the poor restaurants and bars and pubs that are seriously suffering as people don’t want to drink and drive.

Mayor McCallum, we voted you in to get these kind of things done and you don’t even care. I can’t believe it – I travel the whole world and every country I’ve been to has ride-sharing and apps to get them, and it’s amazing.

Leslie Ford, South Surrey

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