Uber held a pool party in London –taxi drivers weren’t happy
Uber the up and coming transport Network Company, held a pool party in London last Thursday and Friday. With the ructions that Uber has caused in the taxi industry, there was no surprise that the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) found a way to deliver their thoughts by parking a giant anti-Uber message directly opposite the pool. Boxpark in Shoreditch, a trendy pop-up venue hosted the pool party where Uber also filmed a promotional video for the party.
The LTDA messaging was clear on their ads, claiming that there were 32 allegations of sexual assault against Uber drivers in 2015, whilst parking their ad campaign on double yellow lines outside the venue. The LTDA reportedly refused to comment. It didn’t go well for Uber who also experienced a heavy rainstorm on Thursday night which shut down the party on its second day.
Uber said “Our pool party is celebrating not just the 1.3 million miles already saved from our car sharing service uberPOOL, but the end of the English summer too. And true to form for the British weather we’ve seen one of the hottest days of the year on the first day of the event followed by a downpour!”
More than 300 people came along yesterday, but is a shame the LTDA didn’t join us. Instead of parking a van on a double yellow line, they could have celebrated the £65m of taxpayer money they got from the Mayor this week.”