Westshore might be seeing a fleet of pink cabs driving around by the end of the year.
According to CTV News, a group of female dispatchers and taxi drivers have come together to pitch the idea of an all-woman taxi service in Westshore.
The idea is inspired by similar concepts in Toronto and Halifax, where cases of male cab drivers sexually assaulting passengers have prompted the establishment of taxi services like DriveHER and Lady Drive Her.
The company, named Women on Wheels, would start service by the end of 2018 if their application is approved. They hope to start small and expand into the downtown core in the future.
A spokesman from the B.C. Taxi Association expressed that the organization does not have a problem with the additional competition, as long as their application and licences are legitimate.