Friday, April 9, 2010

They Have Cabs, and They're Green

In Sydney, a first world country, it can be difficult to get a cab.

Whether you're somewhere in suburbia, or whether you're waiting at a taxi rank* in the CBD, you often have to wait a while. Additionally, if you're unlucky enough to need a cab any time after 2am and before 4am, you're out of luck.

In Cape Town, not only do they have taxis, they have several taxi companies competing with each other. Since they can't compete on price, these taxis are competing by offering additional benefits.

One such newly established taxi company is offering itself as a green alternative where the taxis are using more environmentally friendly fuel and pay for carbon offsets.

So not only does Cape Town have taxis, they have environmentally conscious ones. What do we have?**

Come on Sydney, the rest of the world is starting to really make us look bad.***


* In fact, especially if you're at a taxi rank.
** That's a rhetorical question.
*** To be fair, even Melbourne's taxis make us look bad. Shiny yellow and omnipresent things that they are.

1 comment:

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