LONDON – A backlash backfires in Europe, leaving many in a jam!
Taxi owners are driven mad about the ride-sharing apps, ‘Uber’ and ‘Cabbie.’
Mass protests of the apps across Europe ended up shutting down traffic in London, Paris, Berlin, and Madrid when hundreds of users downloaded the app ‘Uber.’
Uber says there was an 850% jump in sign-ups in one day!
The ride-sharing apps allows users to hitch rides from their mobile device, similar to the way you would catch a cab in New York.
However, licensed taxi owners in Europe say the ride-sharing apps bypasses regulation; the same argument they have in Houston!
Uber says it will allow London Black Taxis to join the service and pick-up Uber customers. However, for taxi owners in the other European cities, they’ll just have to “ride” this one out with ‘Uber’ and ‘Cabbie’, or be left jammed between a bumper and a small space.