A new study revealed the truth about how rideshare companies are worsening traffic in cities across the United States. When rideshares like Uber and Lyft were first introduced, they were supposed to alleviate the traffic issue and reduce the amount of personal car ownership in major cities.
In San Francisco between 2010 and 2016, there was an increase in daily vehicle delay hours, which is how many hours are spent the car due to traffic congestion. Uber and Lyft are said to be responsible for 51% of this increase, as well as 47% of the increase in miles traveled, and ...read more
We are continuing our weekly fall infographic series this week with some fascinating insight into the world of "two wheels". With nearly 900 bike-share systems now in operation worldwide, the bike-share boom is officially upon us.
While the number show that bike sharing is booming, according to our recent survey, bike sharing usage in the US is still in the early stages with only 14% of respondents stating that they were regular users of bike or scooter shares. On a more promising note though, 30% mentioned that they could see themselves using this mode of transportation more in the future ...
RideGuru Fans! We have a quick (6 question!) survey for you on the current ridesharing marketplace. We hope to gain some intriguing insight into how our society views drivers and rideshare companies.
As a fun incentive we are giving away 5 of our coveted RideGuru Swag Bags at random to those who complete the survey. Swag goodies include a t-shirt, sunglasses, drawstring backpack, beverage koozie, and car dashboard non-slip pad.
Thanks in advance for your participation. We cannot wait to share the results in December with everyone.
In a recent survey, we asked participants to share their biggest rideshare gripes. While the complaints ranged from vomit fraud to safety concerns, two issues were the definitely the annoying to consumers.
Not surprisingly, the top issue most respondents have with rideshares is surge pricing. Since the beginning of rideshares, riders have complained endlessly about the supply and demand based surge pricing model that Uber introduced to the transportation industry. Did you know that you can use RideGuru to find the companies in your area that do not use surge pricing? Through our Fare Comparison Calculator you can filter your ...read more
After New Years Eve, Halloween night is the second busiest time of year for the ridesharing industry. In years past, ridesharing on Halloween brought more “scaries” to riders than Ghouls or Ghosts when they woke up and saw their Uber bill home the next day. For those of you who took an Uber on Halloween in 2014, you may remember how the night ultimately brought down Uber’s supply and demand system after engineers weren’t prepared for the sheer volume of rides.
This year, Uber is ready for the holiday season with a fully staffed engineering team who conduct ...read more