Frank Stanford's comment Tues Nov 4 2014Rather than throwing up regulatory roadblocks the government of B-C...along with municipal governments...should embrace the Uber transportation concept. They should be saying : "what can we do to make sure this idea catches on?""Do you need tax subsidies?""How can we help?"I don't know how many years ago it was, that I first offered the observation that the solution to our daily transportation bottleneck...and everybody else's...is zipping by...or at certain times of day, crawling by, right in front of our noses. It's the three empty seats in every single occupant vehicle on the highway. There were tens of thousands of passenger seats going to waste.Find a way, I said, to use them. Hire a computer nerd to figure out a ride share system that works. It must be possible. And it must be possible to do it for less than the billion dollars that it would cost to build a single point to point rapid transit line.If this is what Uber has achieved, more power to them.If there are some warts, some insurance issues for instance, then it's up to the government to get on board and expedite solutions. Because the up side of this idea is absolutely immense.This is Frank Stanford
I'm not sure Uber fixes the Colwood crawl.
And I'm sure technology could help car-pooling. But I'm not sure that it can fix it until you have a car-pool lane. Because everyone that sits in the crawl blame it on "traffic" but they do not see themselves, in a single-occupancy car, as part of the problem. And until 25% or more cars decide to double up and pool, it wont get better. But a car-pool lane would make it instantly attractive.