While many Tweeters were furious that TfL was threatening what they saw as a cheap, convenient mode of transport, others flagged up the wide-reaching criticism that the brand has faced over the years.
TFL claiming #uber is unsafe is all very well. But it's a lot safer than the Night Bus I'll have to take home now.— Me (@jessicamayadam) September 22, 2017
students taking cabs. How times change! There's a bigger picture to Uber and most can't see it. Saturate then inflate.— Tracy Dixon (@Traydicko) September 22, 2017
A lot wrong with Uber but they have radically improved my SE London transport options https://t.co/0iOxYixcLY— JD Carpentieri (@jdcarpentieri) September 22, 2017
great living somewhere Uber doesn't exist, so every night out ends in a cab with Yer Da rambling on about his favourite porn genre— Jack (@jwturner97) September 22, 2017
Uber has never shown any interest in going out of their way to meet any standards of compliance though— potato masher (@jimterest) September 22, 2017
In London, Women are gonna have to pay a premium to feel safe getting home now. Uber was affordable and easy.— Lily Melrose?????? (@llymlrs) September 22, 2017
— Schnitzel (((Cat))) (@mndl_nyc) September 22, 2017
Don't despair. The world is big - plenty of places for Uber to lose investors' money AND destroy local infrastructure
With London's house prices also falling faster than anywhere else in the UK, could this development lead to a deluge of relocators?
You all mock Birmingham but guess who still has uber— JESSICA? (@jessjay__) September 22, 2017
Not necessarily... as a few keen observers noted, the story isn't over yet.
Bet this is more of a shot across the bow. "Change your ways, adhere to the law, don't circumvent regulators or else." 21 days too appeal.— James Matthews (@jamesamatthews) September 22, 2017
You guys are acting like it's gone now or something uber can appeal and there is a chance of not losing— Arif?? (@Matalogy) September 22, 2017