Canucks’ owner Francesco Aquilini is the latest Vancouverite to share his frustration about the city’s lack of ridesharing services.
Last week, Aquilini took to Twitter to voice his opinion.
“There are 31 NHL cities, Vancouver is the only one without ride-hailing. In fact, Vancouver is the only major metro area in all of [North] America without it,” wrote Aquilini.
There are 31 NHL cities, Vancouver is the only one without ride-hailing.
In fact, Vancouver is the only major metro area in all of N. America without it.
Listen to the people @govbc, not the taxi lobby. We need @Uber and @lyft!
Please RT if you agree.
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) September 21, 2018
This isn’t the first time Aquilini has voiced his displeasure about Vancouver’s lack of ridesharing.
Earlier this month, he reasoned that mayoral candidates should commit to working with the BC government to bring Uber and Lyft to town.
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) September 6, 2018
In July, the provincial government announced that it would be further delaying legislation to bring ridesharing services until Fall 2019. Aquilini reacted to that news, expressing bewilderment in another tweet:
This B.C. government got elected sayng we'd have ride-hailing services in Vancouver by Christmas 2017. Today they say no @Uber or @lyft in near future. Why are we the only major jurisdiction in N. America
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) July 19, 2018
He also tweeted about the need for rideshare in spring, commenting that people visiting the city always ask him why there is no Uber or Lyft in Vancouver.
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) April 16, 2018