‘Uber rival’ ride hailing app arrives in Peterborough

A firm claiming to be a rival to ride hailing app Uber has arrived in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:53 pm
Bolt have started operating in Peterborough

Bolt - which says it is London’s second largest ride hailing app after Uber, says it is aiming to bring greener transport to the city.

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The firm said that all Bolt rides in Europe are 100% carbon-neutral as part of Bolt’s Green Plan, a long-term commitment to reduce the ecological footprint of the company.

So far almost 200 drivers have signed up in Peterborough and the firm hopes the number will grow in the future.

Sam Raciti, General Manager - UK at Bolt, said: “We know people in Peterborough are desperate to enjoy their city again, to see loved ones and to support the economy. As lockdown lifts, we’re delighted to bring Bolt to Peterborough. With the city set to see growth as a result of the government’s Oxford-Cambridge Arc plans, alongside the council’s recent climate commitment, Peterborough is a natural home for Bolt’s safe, easy and affordable approach to transport.”