Please welcome ridesharing to Minneapolis
  • Petitioning Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges

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Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges

Please welcome ridesharing to Minneapolis

    1. Natalie Cecchini
    2. Petition by

      Natalie Cecchini

      Minneapolis, MN

Safe, reliable, affordable transportation is critical to the quality of life in Minneapolis. Please embrace new mobile app-based transportation options and welcome ridesharing to our city.

 

Despite public transit, safe ride programs, and other existing transportation services, people in Minneapolis still lack good options for safe, affordable rides, especially at night. As a woman, I often feel unsafe walking home or waiting on the street for a bus or a cab I am not sure will arrive.

 

Ridesharing apps show me a picture of my driver and their car, track everything by GPS, and show me exactly when they will get there. They even have a rating system and 24-hour customer service to provide accountability and make sure riders have a great experience.

 

In cities across the country, including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C., and many others, ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber now offer safe rides to millions of passengers by connecting background-checked local drivers with people seeking rides through trusted networks. Minneapolis deserves the same.

 

Our neighbors in St. Paul are already benefitting from ridesharing, but without support from local policymakers, Minneapolis residents can’t share in this innovation.

 

Parking and traffic congestion also highlight the need to encourage Minneapolis residents to adopt car-free lifestyles and make better use of cars already on city streets.

 

The city should embrace ridesharing and welcome these apps to Minneapolis to combat drunk driving, reduce road congestion, and improve public safety for people like me.

 

Please support ridesharing in Minneapolis! 

To:
Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges
Please welcome ridesharing to Minneapolis

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Torrey Weisberg HOPKINS, MN
      • 3 months ago

      It is a safe way to get around the city. I know who I am being picked up by. I know how I am paying. And most importantly I am not being harassed by some stranger in a cab who has a problem with me paying with my card and not tipping him. I am sick of taxi drivers trying to take advantage of me. I am a young female and feel often unsafe and threatened by taxi drivers. They also have bad service. They take the longest route possible and every ride I have had the driver was on his phone the entire ride. With Lyft you can have a personal conversation with your driver!

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    • Nancy Tatge MARINE, MN
      • 4 months ago

      Less cars on roads

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    • Curt Jester CORNING, NY
      • 4 months ago

      Anything to improve the safety of the streets and quality of the air is something I'm for.

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    • ReNee Barthel ANOKA, MN
      • 4 months ago

      It save gas, emissions ,less traffic on road.

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    • Carey Jefferson SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Because it's safe and it works

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