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Carmageddon at LAX after the curbside pick-up ban! Everyone loses, passengers, drivers and cabs!

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Uberserge
1296 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I explained it all live in Cheddar this morning.

Travelers departing LAX will no longer get picked up at the curb if they call an Uber, Lyft or Taxi. 

https://cheddar.com/media/lax-adopts-new-protocol-for-uber-lyft-taxi-pickups


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    DougH
    213 Driver
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    Serge, do you have any insight on why rideshare wasn't moved to arrivals before they tried the new lot? To me the logical test would be to first move rideshare to arrivals, and if traffic was too bad there, move everything to the new lot. 

    Putting them all together in one area already undermines the cabs, so why not put them all together on the level of the airport designed for mass traffic?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      When uber and lyft started picking up at LAX in 2015, the agreement was made for pick-ups to be only at departures to protect the cabs since they were allowed to pick-up downstairs at arrivals. However, no one anticipated the growth of rideshare as well as commercial traffic to exponentially grow. LAX is the second busiest airport in the country. 

      I think dropping off at departures and pickup at arrivals would be a natural extension but there's so much construction going on that it wouldn't have solved any of the congestion rideshare cars created. I think they totally underestimated the numbers for Uber and Lyft, they should have picked a much larger space for it. 700-800 requests per hour on U/L the new lot holds 90 cars for all combined, math is fuzzy.

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    Uberserge
    OP 1296 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    Day 2 at carmageddon at LAX, same if not worse, I wonder how Friday, Sunday and Monday will be? Poor passengers and drivers!

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    goingnuts
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     2 years ago

    Has this already taken effect?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      As of yesterday