As an inner city dweller, I often rely on taxis or public transportation to get around. While we do have a car and a Car2Go membership, sometimes these convenient options are the easiest methods of transport – especially when I am on my way out to an event or playdate with friends. When I first heard about The Ride, I was so excited to find an app that allowed me to check out ALL of my options before I made a decision about which mode of transport I would use.
Available across Canada, The Ride just launched in Calgary and I couldn’t be more pleased to share the news. This multi-purpose app helps you plan your route using taxis, Car2Go and public transportation. Even better it actually allows you to contrast and compare each option – which is very helpful when you are considering factors like time, cost and safety. One of the great things about the app is that you can e-hail a cab straight from the app and watch it’s ETA in real-time on the map. The Ride charges a convenience fee of $2 for e-hailing or $1 for connecting you to live dispatch if e-hailing isn’t in your area yet.
I recently moved to a new neighbourhood so figuring out my new routes has definitely been very helpful with The Ride. Even if I’m not booking a taxi immediately – it still allows me to take a poke around on the map and figure out my plan. I find it very helpful to use when I am heading home after date night or a night out with my girlfriends.
For payment of the fare when using a taxi, you choose how to pay the driver, either cash or credit. And coming soon – you’ll be able to pay within the app with your stored credit card! Super exciting – I love the idea being able to pay automatically from the app.
Anyways, if you haven’t already downloaded the app, you can get it here. My unique promo code is RideWithKait – When you download the app and use that promo code within the app you’ll get 1 free credit. And just so you know, in the first 30 days after downloading The Ride all convenience fees are waived ($2 to e-hail) – so the 1 free credit = 1 free e-hail which you can use after the first 30 days. Have a great ride!
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