An update on gas prices

Dear members,

It’s been a difficult start to 2022 as global events have presented challenges that are having a big impact on our lives. The Omicron wave, rising inflation and now the war in Ukraine are affecting everyone, and we hope that you, your family and friends are managing well and supporting each other during these times.

As you know, the war in Ukraine has deeply impacted gas prices over the last couple of weeks. In Canada, gas prices have increased 10% from a national average of $1.60/L to $1.75/L. In some municipalities, prices have even surpassed the $2/L mark – a number never seen before at the pump.

We want to help support drivers through these unprecedented times and ensure they are able to cover their additional gas costs. We’ve decided to increase our platform-wide maximum price from 15c/km to 17c/km. This bump reflects the general trend of rising gas prices in Canada while still allowing us to keep travel affordable for everyone on Poparide.

We’d like to thank those of you who have reached out about this. Your feedback helps us make informed decisions and ensure that we provide a service that is aligned with your needs.

We invite all of you to post your next trip or book a Poparide. Now that most provinces are lifting Covid restrictions and travel is on the rise again, we are continuing to move forward with our mission of making travel more social, affordable and sustainable for everyone in Canada.

Stay safe,

The Poparide Team