When Uber first launched, we drew a service boundary around the San Francisco Bay Area extending not just from the Presidio to the East Bay, but around the region as far north as Mendicino and as far south as Monterey. In the ten years since, we’ve expanded to over 900 large metropolitan areas around the world, from cities like Paris to recent expansions such as Vancouver. Following our initial debut in Toronto in 2015, Uber Eats has also grown to serve more than 450 metros globally.
Up until now, our process to define and count our operating markets has relied on the way we have mapped out our service boundaries. With our global scale today, it’s become clear that these definitions no longer reflect the breadth of the communities we serve.
That’s why we’re now updating our city count to reflect that Uber can be used to request rides in over 10,000 cities and our app can also be used to order Uber Eats from restaurants in more than 6,000 cities around the world. This updated count is defined by existing local government and municipality boundaries, which is a much clearer way to represent all the places you can use our apps to order food or request a ride.
By better defining the cities we serve, we hope to clarify to all of our users the availability of our app in their community. We’re excited as ever to deliver on our vision in the over 10,000 communities we are in today, and look forward to serving an ever growing number of cities in the years ahead.