In the spirit of the season, and to help Londoners who might have difficulty getting to polling stations, Uber is offering free rides (up to the value of £10) to wheelchair users, disabled people and the elderly for tomorrow’s election (December 12). The initiative includes two trips in London, at any time from 7am to 10pm (ie when the polls are open).
The journeys are available via Uber Access, which are fully wheelchair-accessible vehicles, or Uber Assist, a service for people who require assistance getting from door to door, have visual or hearing impairments or use foldable wheelchairs. Those concerned about making the trip on their own are welcome to bring along assistance animals.
The project, which aims to make sure that every person is able to cast their vote, has been launched together with disability charities including Scope, Whizz-Kidz and Transport for All.
So, how do you claim your free ride? If you’re an existing user of Uber Access or Uber Assist, you will be given a unique code to redeem the rides with. New users are welcome to use the service too, and will be sent a code by the charities involved.
See you at the polls!
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