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A Vancouver man is dressing up like a rooster and giving strangers free rides in his car as a way to protest the city's taxi situation, which he describes as absurd, according to CTV News.
"I realized that people here aren't given very good options for on-demand public transit services such as taxis or ride share options that are newly emerging, like Uber, Lift," MacDonald says in a Vancouver Sun video.
"I hope to educate people. I hope to provide information so people can educate themselves on the topic and make their own conclusions."
Vancouver placed a six-month moratorium on new licences in October, but it hasn't stopped popular ride-share service Uber from trying to drum up local support with an online petition.
The company operated in the city for a brief period in 2012, but was shut down when B.C.'s Passenger Transportation Board enforced a $75 minimum fare per trip.
Cab companies recently filed a lawsuit to block Uber.
Four taxi companies operate in Vancouver — a situation MacDonald told The Vancouver Sun is essentially a "monopoly" and "a cartel, actually, I'm not trying to exaggerate."
So he combats the industry's current state with Yes Free Taxi. And yes, people are really taking him up on rides:
Interestingly, this is the same Kyle MacDonald who made headlines back in 2005 for bartering his way from a red paperclip to a home in Saskatchewan, reports CTV News.
With previous files
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