uberPOOL IS HERE

POSTED BY: GARY, JAN 10TH

Have you heard of uberPOOL? Click here for everything you need to know.


THANK YOU FOR KEEPING TORONTO MOVING

POSTED BY: GARY, DEC 10TH

To all Uber Toronto partners; thank you for your support during the taxi strike. Torontonians deserve choice in their transportation and yesterday we were able to serve our city when it was most in need. Thousands and thousands of people signed up for Uber or turned to Uber as a reliable, friendly, affordable option. Click on the pictures below for news from yesterday.

I hope you are all proud to be part of something that is changing how people interact with their city.

Drive safe and let us know if you have any concerns by email (support@uber.com) or in person at one of our Greenlight Hub locations.


BEST TIMES FOR SURGE PRICING

POSTED BY: GARY, NOVEMBER 23RD

WORK SMARTER! "Surge pricing" is when uberX price (and your earnings) increase by 1.5x, 2x or even more. This happens when there are too many ride requests in a specific area (often downtown). More info on surge here.

we analyzed what hours of the week SURGE the MOST

The biggest surge times are weekday mornings and weekend nights!

  • Weekday mornings: 6-9am (morning commute): highest surging hour = 8-9am
  • Weekday evenings: 5pm-12pm (afternoon commute, holiday parties): highest surging hour = 6-7pm
  • Friday/Saturday daytime: 3-8pm (people headed out): highest surging hour = 6-7pm
  • Friday/Saturday late night: 11pm-3am (people coming home): highest surging hour = 2-3am

Concerned about working the weekend? Click here for a FAQ.


DRIVE SAFE, AVOID TRAFFIC PENALTIES

POSTED BY: GARY, OCTOBER 23RD

Uber will always help resolve bylaw tickets for using Uber. We DO NOT cover tickets related to driving behaviour you can control (e.g., speeding, distracted driving, illegal stopping).

TO AVOID DISTRACTED DRIVING FINES: buy a phone mount! You can get one at our office (312 Adelaide St. W, limited quantities) or purchase them very cheaply ($10 or less) at stores like Walmart, Best Buy, or other local stores (click for options).

 

TO AVOID ILLEGAL STOPPING FINES: follow all street signs, times, and parking/stopping rules. If a ride request is somewhere you can’t stop, go to the nearest safe stop area (around the corner or nearby) and call/text the rider letting them know.


DATA YOU CAN USE

POSTED BY: BEN, OCTOBER 22ND

Did you know that over 60% of trips start in a small area of downtown Toronto? The GTA is 7000 Sq KM, but the busiest area is only 15 Sq KM! Don't miss out on big earnings by being in the wrong spot!