Guelph says safety, not pricing, focus of ridesharing regulations | CTV Kitchener News

Taxi drivers had petitioned for the update to force ridesharers to pay a standard fee per kilometre – eliminating the use of Uber’s ‘surge pricing’ and similar features.

“All they wanted was a fair environment. They just wanted a level playing field,” says David Wiedrick, the city’s bylaw manager.

While the taxi drivers and the city seem to be speaking the same language, the standard fee won’t be part of the updated bylaw.

Wiedrick says the city’s focus is on ensuring that all taxis and ridesharing services represent safe transportation options – not on consumer protection.

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