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# 249110 25-Apr-2019 23:28
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Would it become a reality? Most major cities in New Zealand have it, but why not Palmerston North? It seems the taxi union is putting up a bit of a fight though.


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  # 2225130 25-Apr-2019 23:28
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  # 2225174 26-Apr-2019 07:51
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Are Uber trying to get here? It would be bloody great!!

 

Used to be $35 to go from Johnsonville to Wellington airport. Now it costs the same in a taxi to go just from Ferguson street to the airport!!

 

The students up at the Massey halls would love it too.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2225188 26-Apr-2019 08:28
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Are Uber trying to get here? It would be bloody great!!

 

Used to be $35 to go from Johnsonville to Wellington airport. Now it costs the same in a taxi to go just from Ferguson street to the airport!!

 

The students up at the Massey halls would love it too.

 

 

I hope so! No offical new yet. I often take a taxi to the airport when someone isn't dropping me off (also from Ferguson St.) and it usually costs $20-$27.


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  # 2225390 26-Apr-2019 10:35
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I'd also like it if a ride-sharing service set up here in PN - taxis to/from the airport to my place just off Featherston St are a decent amount over $20 - a distance of only 4.2 kms!

 

That said, I'd far prefer it to be an alternative to a company as dodgy as Uber, eg Zoomy.




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  # 2225391 26-Apr-2019 10:39
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I'd also like it if a ride-sharing service set up here in PN - taxis to/from the airport to my place just off Featherston St are a decent amount over $20 - a distance of only 4.2 kms!

 

That said, I'd far prefer it to be an alternative to a company as dodgy as Uber, eg Zoomy.

 

 

What about a bike share service like CitiBike in New York? Palmerston North advertises itself as great biking city so why not that?


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  # 2225393 26-Apr-2019 10:42
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I'd also like it if a ride-sharing service set up here in PN - taxis to/from the airport to my place just off Featherston St are a decent amount over $20 - a distance of only 4.2 kms!

 

That said, I'd far prefer it to be an alternative to a company as dodgy as Uber, eg Zoomy.

 

 

The bit that gets me is to go from the airport doors to the roundabout on airport drive, the taxi meter is already at $10!!




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  # 2225395 26-Apr-2019 10:46
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jonathan18:

 

I'd also like it if a ride-sharing service set up here in PN - taxis to/from the airport to my place just off Featherston St are a decent amount over $20 - a distance of only 4.2 kms!

 

That said, I'd far prefer it to be an alternative to a company as dodgy as Uber, eg Zoomy.

 

 

The bit that gets me is to go from the airport doors to the roundabout on airport drive, the taxi meter is already at $10!!

 

 

They charge that "Airport pickup fee" don't they! The bus only costs $3 and you could take a taxi from the CBD.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2225397 26-Apr-2019 10:53
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Haha yes, but then I would need to get on a bus at the end of a long day... not happening haha!


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  # 2225398 26-Apr-2019 10:54
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I saw a decent number of people using Onzo bikes in central Wgtn this week - more so than I've seen in parts of Akld; PN could be a good place for them to expand to. But I liked the subscription model that CitiBike uses, which allows unlimited rides as long as the sub is active (and they offer annual subs) - I don't think Onzo does that, but they're also pretty cheap at $1 an hour (surely that's not a sustainable price?!).

 

It's also interesting that there's been no word (that I've heard anyway) of Lime setting up in PN - given its terrain and compactness, it's a great city for e-scooters. That said, I guess students have free buses, which would probably make e-scooters (or rental bikes) as a form of transport far less appealing!




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  # 2225400 26-Apr-2019 10:58
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I saw a decent number of people using Onzo bikes in central Wgtn this week - more so than I've seen in parts of Akld; PN could be a good place for them to expand to. But I liked the subscription model that CitiBike uses, which allows unlimited rides as long as the sub is active (and they offer annual subs) - I don't think Onzo does that, but they're also pretty cheap at $1 an hour (surely that's not a sustainable price?!).

 

It's also interesting that there's been no word (that I've heard anyway) of Lime setting up in PN - given its terrain and compactness, it's a great city for e-scooters. That said, I guess students have free buses, which would probably make e-scooters (or rental bikes) as a form of transport far less appealing!

 

 

I have never heard of Onzo before but I am going to Wellington this weekend so maybe I will try them out? Due to Wellington's population size I think $1 could be a sustainable price. I also like CitiBike's subscription model, only $169USD for a year!


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  # 2225409 26-Apr-2019 11:15
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I saw a decent number of people using Onzo bikes in central Wgtn this week - more so than I've seen in parts of Akld; PN could be a good place for them to expand to. But I liked the subscription model that CitiBike uses, which allows unlimited rides as long as the sub is active (and they offer annual subs) - I don't think Onzo does that, but they're also pretty cheap at $1 an hour (surely that's not a sustainable price?!).

 

It's also interesting that there's been no word (that I've heard anyway) of Lime setting up in PN - given its terrain and compactness, it's a great city for e-scooters. That said, I guess students have free buses, which would probably make e-scooters (or rental bikes) as a form of transport far less appealing!

 

 

Lime would have to lock their scooters from 5pm to 8am Thursday to Sunday. Could you imagine the mess left behind from drunk students trying to get back up to Massey on Limes hahahaha!


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  # 2245295 25-May-2019 12:02
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Sounds like one of those Cold War recognition phrases.

Uber in Palmerston North?

Yes, and the taxi in Wellington was stuck in traffic.





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