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I was asked to sign a petition saying Uber was bad because some people take Uber instead of the bus. I signed the petition, but wrote this:

I am an frequent Uber user and a shareholder. Uber has allowed me to ditch my car in the USA and travel by bus and Uber when the bus is not possible. For me Uber has been positive for this and many other reasons. For Uber to become more environmentally responsible, I have these ideas.
1) Focus on carpooling options
2) Allow drivers to see the destination so that they can chose trips in the direction they are going anyway
3) Raise prices. Uber is better than a taxi so most people are happy to pay more

I should have mentioned that Uber Eats sometimes delivers on a bicycle.