Ride share website now includes Kelowna

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KELOWNA – Uber, the rideshare website popular across the world, has some Vancouver-based competition if it ever shows up in Kelowna.

The website for Hitch Planet claims it already has 10,000 customers in 70 B.C. locations. Users post details of the trip they expect to make and are automatically connected with “hitchers” who are willing to pay for a ride.

The service is free for drivers, who have the option of declining the customer if they wish. Money is collected online before the trip, which is intended to increase the chances the person is not wasting drivers’ time.

Feedback is also encouraged.

“James and Bobbie were great hitchers in every sense of the word,” writes one user, who says he made $532 in January. “They were on time on both trips and were very pleasant individuals. Would definitely recommend them!”

You can register with Hitch Planet as either a driver or a hitcher on this web page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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