Uber has requested a petition against Transport for London (TfL) for rejecting its license. The petition has now 634,000 signatures, started by Tom Elvidge and will be delivered to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
“To defend the livelihoods of 40,000 drivers – and the consumer choice of millions of Londoners — sign this petition asking the Mayor to reverse the decision to ban Uber in London,” reads the petition, sent to Uber customers in London.
“By wanting to ban our app from the capital, Transport for London and the Mayor have given in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice. If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport. This decision is affecting the real lives of a huge number of honest and hard-working drivers in London.”
Uber’s new license got reject by TfL on Friday, based on all the shortcomings and bad behaviors of its drivers. For now Uber can only continue its services until Sept 30th.
On the other hand, Uber denies all the allegations made by TfL and has challenged London’s decision in court.