I don't use Uber often because we have both buses and paratransit I can use more cheaply instead. But when I do need Uber, I do need it.
This morning when they closed our workplace early due to bad air (I live in Silicon valley and the smoke from the northern California fires is just sitting here) I had to Uber home. My ride choices were Uber Pool express and Economy , which didn't seem very economical at all at almost $40 to travel 15 miles. So I picked Uber pool Express, not realizing it was different than Uber pool.
About five minutes later I got a notification that my ride was ready with walking directions to a nearby intersection.
Now normally, I would have been happy to try this out. I am a guide dog user and we both love exploring. But I recently tore my ACL and meniscus so walking more than a few feet was out of the question. Until I heal up, I would need to use the much mor expensive so-called "economy" ride.
I did some research online and "Uber Pool Express" has Uber going to popular intersections to wait for riders who walk there. Uber Pool is what it has always been, a shared ride.
Now if I'd followed those walking directions, would I have been able to find my ride? Are they good enough I would have been able to get to the correct corner of the intersection it was directing me to?
Or is Uber Pool Express a bad idea for a blind traveler? How well do the walking directions work with voiceOver and can I trust them, should I want to give Uber Pool Express a try?
All experiences are welcome!