Draft bylaw governing rideshare service should be ready in late summer
“This model is heavily based on what other municipalities are doing,” Hallsworth said.
Ward 7 Coun. Mike Jakubo said while he’s concerned about the impact on local taxi companies, many residents in outlying communities can’t get cabs because they are concentrated on serving more populated areas. Uber could change that.
“Ridesharing is the way of the future,” Jakubo said. “It is going to show up on our doorstep … We have to do what we can to welcome ridesharing into this city.”
He wants the bylaw to strike a balance between allowing taxis to compete and bringing service to areas that need it.
“If there are any tweaks that need to be done, it’s well within the purview of this council to make those tweaks,” Jakubo said.