Tuesday’s column about the flood of Uber and Lyft cars on the streets of San Francisco triggered a tsunami of reader email and social-media outbursts. So I’m turning over today’s platform to my impassioned readers. The public is clearly reaching its tipping point on the out-of-control ride-hailing industry. The last time something like this happened, Airbnb cut a sensible deal with the city. So who knows? The boys-will-be-boys bro-ocracy at Uber might also finally accept some reasonable regulations. “Thank you for bringing up the subject of traffic congestion caused by the hordes of unregulated, amateur drivers flooding San Francisco’s streets,” wrote Tom Lawless. “I am a small-business owner, a painting contractor, who lives in the Excelsior district. My painting projects are within the city limits, so I witness firsthand, and suffer, through godawful traffic every day. As a former cabdriver, the antics I see are maddening: the danger caused … [Read more...] about Readers blast their horns about Uber and Lyft
Burger King is offering customers a buy one, get one free deal on either two Whoppers or two Impossible Whoppers. The offer is valid only through Uber Eats from now through 11.55 p.m. PST, November 26, with no Burger King coupon or Uber Eats promo code required. Burger King announced the new offer on Instagram yesterday. Customers can order two original Whoppers or two Impossible Whoppers for the price of one. A Burger King Whopper typically sells for $4.19, and the Impossible Whopper typically sells for $5.59, though prices can vary by location. The Whopper is made with a quarter-pound flame-grilled beef patty, topped with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, and white onions on a sesame seed bun. The Impossible Whopper is the same as the original but made with a plant-based patty made from soy protein by Impossible Foods. According to Impossible Foods, they create the plant-based protein using heme, extracted from soya: "We started by extracting heme from the root nodules of … [Read more...] about Burger King Uber Eats BOGO Whopper Deal: How to Get Two Sandwiches for the Price of One Throughout November
FILE -- Uber signage on a car in New York, April 14, 2019. An study of tips on Uber stated that 60 percent of riders don't tip. Rideshare drivers share their feelings on it. FILE -- Uber signage on a car in New York, April 14, 2019. An study of tips on Uber stated that 60 percent of riders don't tip. Rideshare drivers share their feelings on it. Photo: Jeenah Moon, NYT Photo: Jeenah Moon, NYT Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 FILE -- Uber signage on a car in New York, April 14, 2019. An study of tips on Uber stated that 60 percent of riders don't tip. Rideshare drivers share their feelings on it. FILE -- Uber signage on a car in New York, April 14, 2019. An study of tips on Uber stated that 60 percent of riders don't tip. Rideshare drivers share their feelings on it. … [Read more...] about A study said that 60 percent of Uber riders don’t tip. Here’s what rideshare drivers had to say.
The United Nations backpedaled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies to create 1 million jobs for women within the next five years, amid pressure from labour union and non-governmental organisations. The deal, aimed at advancing gender equality, was announced on March 10, when the San Franciscobased company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women's rights and economic empowerment. Beyond that event, there have been no discussions about pursuing the partnership, A UN spokeswoman said. “UN Women is grateful for Uber's generous support to this event, and encourage Uber to continue its efforts to promote gender equality,“ Nanette Braun, a spokeswoman for UN Women said in an e-mailed statement on March 20. “At this point, we do not plan to expand the collaboration.“ The car-booking company, cofounded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp, has expanded to almost 300 cities in 54 countries, encountering regulatory hurdles and … [Read more...] about UN Women cancels pact with Uber to create 1 million jobs
Curiously, it’s chosen one of the country’s hilliest cities — San Francisco — to launch the scheme, though the bikes do have small electric motors to assist you as you pedal up some of its famously steep inclines. “You’ll feel like a warrior charging up hills,” Uber says. The company better known for car trips than bike rides has partnered with ebike company Jump for the pilot service, which from next week will appear as an option in the Uber app. Jump secured a permit for San Francisco in January to operate a service using electric-powered bikes, and ran trials in the city in the second half of last year. How it works To grab one of its two-wheelers, you simply tap on the bike icon in the app’s menu at the top left of the home screen. A map will then appear showing available bicycles close to your location. Use the provided PIN to unlock the bike and you’re off, with the ride costing $2 for up to 30 minutes. Once you reach … [Read more...] about Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game
Dramatic video shows a suspected moped thief tackled - thanks to a determined Uber cyclist. The suspect is seen being chased by a police car as he flees through a street in Dundee. But moments later an Uber cyclist appears joining in the hot pursuit, skidding his bike to a halt before giving chase on foot and tackling the suspect. The incident is believed to have on Friday on the corner of South Tay Street and West Port in Dundee. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'F***ing untrue': Boris Johnson furiously denies 'groping'... Thomas Cook customers told they will have to wait two MONTHS... Share this article Share An Uber cyclist appears joining in the hot pursuit, skidding his bike to a halt before giving chase on foot and tackling the suspect A spokesman for Police Scotland said: 'Officers in Dundee attempted to stop an orange Yamaha motorcycle near the West Port roundabout around 4.15pm on Friday 23 August, 2019. 'A 23-year-old man was subsequently arrested in the … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment a brave Uber cyclist hunts down and tackles a suspected moped thief on the run from police