Actually hold the breaks.

Uber has started mapping Vancouver. Which means that Uber is expecting it’s ride sharing service to become legal withing the year. The BC government is working hard to allow ride share apps to become legal in the province by December.

The mapping project will help determine where the entrances are on buildings, so when the app finally launches, cars are not waiting in the back of any buildings.  It will also give more accurate time estimates to waiting customers. So overall the mapping project will make the Uber thing a lot smoother once it launches.

If ride sharing becomes legal in Vancouver, there is a very good chance it will become legal in Victoria. So there will be another alternative to taxi’s in the city. It will still be stupid expensive to go to the ferries or airport on an Uber, but it will be a lot smoother to get around the city. We just have to wait now.

Filed under: mapping, Uber, Vancouver, Victoria