Yesterday we asked you, the readers of MTLBlog your opinion on an issue that's been in the news a lot lately. The so-called war between Uber cars and taxi drivers that's been going on in Montreal and in other major cities around the world.
The issue is pretty cut and dry: taxis pay ridiculously expensive fees to operate, then along comes a new company that does the same thing without all the fees. Taxi drivers felt cheated that suddenly anyone could operate a taxi because they were essentially "stealing" their clients. Uber drivers and their supporters however feel that you can't stop progress and that the taxi industry needs to either adapt or die.
That's why we asked you to weigh in on the issue to find out whose side Montreal is on, and here's what we found out:
- Most people are in favor of Uber.
- 10% voted for taxis, which can only mean one thing: A lot of taxi drivers read MTLBlog.
- 13% were too afraid to pick a side.
- 7% are clearly hippies.
- And 6% thought it was possible to answer a question while simultaneously NOT answering that same question. (Their judgement is questionable)