Uber is excited to announce the launch of MOVE New Zealand, a pilot program aimed at improving access to public transport in both Auckland and Wellington. A key barrier to more people taking public transport is the “first and last mile” gap, or the distance between someone’s home and a rail or bus station. Through this pilot MOVE New Zealand program, running from 26 September to 25 October, 2016, Uber will be exploring the potential for ridesharing to bridge this gap and complement the public transport network. Ultimately, Uber NZ wants to see more people choose to leave their cars at home instead of driving to the station or into the city. Throughout the MOVE New Zealand program pilot, riders will receive 20% off Uber rides (maximum discount of $10 off) that begin or end at designated stations along the Northern Busway in Auckland, or in Petone/Lower Hutt in the Wellington region outlined below. These stations are some of New Zealand’s busiest, with heavy foot traffic and limited availability of parking spaces. Riders can now avoid the hassle of parking and enjoy an affordable and convenient connection home from the train or bus. Uber New Zealand General Manager Richard Menzies believes there is great potential linking ridesharing with pubilc transport.
“Combining ridesharing with Auckland’s bus and Wellington’s rail networks could be a powerful tool for Kiwis to quickly and efficiently travel around their cities, reducing reliance on cars, and increasing the number of people accessing public transport networks. We’re excited to see what the pilots in both Auckland and Wellington show so we can work in partnership with the cities to build on them and create increasingly seamless transport experiences.”
The details for this MOVE New Zealand promotion are:
- Trips must begin or end within the station or parking area of the designated stations in Auckland or Wellington. See a map of designated stations here.
- Riders will automatically receive 20% off qualifying Uber rides, up to a maximum discount of $10. There is no promotional code needed.
- Promotion is valid from Monday 26th September, 2016 until Wednesday, October 25th, 2016.
- Valid on all Uber trips including uberX, uberXL and uberASSIST.
For more information about MOVENZ, read the Uber New Zealand website.
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