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In NYC, deadheading accounts for ~50 percent of the 600 million miles that TNCs have added to the roads since 2013.

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dessertali
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 Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

We really need to look into the problem of extreme deadheading. Millions of miles are being driven for no reason at all, increasing traffic and toxic emissions.

The term rideshare was originated as a way for people to share rides thus DECREASING traffic and emissions. How can this word mena the complete opposite now? It is truly devastating.

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/04/how-uber-and-lyft-could-do-better-by-the-planet/558866/

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    charleskeyv
    140 Rider
     4 years ago

    Only way to do this is to limit the number of cars or set prices to deter people from taking rideshares. Oh wait, that's taxi cabs...

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     4 years ago

    This is fascinating. I mean, it's a really great example of the law of unintented consequences, isn't it?

    But it also sucks.

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    kias_revenge
    133 Rider
     4 years ago

    I wonder if better algorithms could help with this problem. If people were able to plan ahead a little better, rideshare companies could plan such more efficient routes.

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    dishesswishes
    64
     4 years ago

    We are just ruining this planet people!! It is time the govt woke up and noticed or else there will be nothing left for our great grandchildren.

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    chicago49
    253 Driver
     4 years ago

    they should make designated places for rideshare drivers to hang out while waiting for a ride. Like taxi stands. They do this at airports and it seems to work ok. At least then people aren't just driving around aimlessly waiting for a fare.

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      lionfool
      236 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      There are SO many rideshare drivers though. They'd need whole damn parking lots for us all over the city.

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        donbon
        85
         4 years ago

        LOL too true!! Just make some underground parking lots for RS drivers. It would probably turn into a whole black market down there though.