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Rideshare Driver Questionnaire

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Rosshy111
1 Driver
 Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Hi. My name is Ross. I’m a rideshare driver and a student. I’m researching how rideshare drivers navigate breaks. Immediately after I began driving for Uber and Lyft, I realized how difficult it can be to take a break, especially when I needed a bathroom. I’m looking for a way to improve the process of taking a bathroom break, specifically for the rideshare community. I would greatly appreciate if you could take 2 minutes to fill out the following brief survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ86TFM

All responses are confidential. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].. Thank you for your time.

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    momof4
    8152 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    I cant see how to fix this. NYC for example no where to park to get out to use a RE especially if you dont know the city. I've trued those apps they have for finding a bathroom and they suck. Certain parts of Philly they no longer allow people to use the restrooms because the addicts was either shooting up drugs or they were finding addicts OD or dead. Sad. I dont see a fix for this situation. Even if you find a bathroom most are filthy. Best of luck. It would be awesome if someone could come up with a solution. 

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    momof4
    8152 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    I cant pee in a bottle:) They do make female urine bags and puke bags can be used also. Still you would have to find a place to be able to stand and not be seen. Lol Guys can yse whats called a Texas Catheter. Looks like a condom attached to a bag. The male puts it in like a condom and straps bag to his leg. We used them in the hospital. Only draw back was they didnt always stay secure for obvious reasons:) Years ago (dont know if they still do) they marketed them as "Stadium Buddy" a male could go to a football game and not have to get up to use bathroom. Dont know if this became "a thing" but sounds totally ridiculous & lazy to me. Lol 

    Lyft was supposed to start putting portable toilets around with food trucks and little rest areas. Dont remember where they were doing this. They couldnt put enough around to help every driver. Just like Ubers snack thing they added. Everytime I go offline I can click "get a snack". You get a free soda and if y...

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    I cant pee in a bottle:) They do make female urine bags and puke bags can be used also. Still you would have to find a place to be able to stand and not be seen. Lol Guys can yse whats called a Texas Catheter. Looks like a condom attached to a bag. The male puts it in like a condom and straps bag to his leg. We used them in the hospital. Only draw back was they didnt always stay secure for obvious reasons:) Years ago (dont know if they still do) they marketed them as "Stadium Buddy" a male could go to a football game and not have to get up to use bathroom. Dont know if this became "a thing" but sounds totally ridiculous & lazy to me. Lol 

    Lyft was supposed to start putting portable toilets around with food trucks and little rest areas. Dont remember where they were doing this. They couldnt put enough around to help every driver. Just like Ubers snack thing they added. Everytime I go offline I can click "get a snack". You get a free soda and if you are up there on Uber pro you can get a free cookie. Lol This idea is laughable at best. For the hell of it I click get a snack once in awhile to see how far it is to get a free soda (don't drink soda) coffee or tea would be a better option IMO. I've tried it in many different areas the closest I have come to a Subway (that seems to be the go to place here in Philly and NJ) is 12 miles away. Who in their right mind would drive 12 miles for a sida and a cookie? They need to add more places and offer better drinks especially since winter is coming:) Nice try Uber. 

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      Rosshy111
      OP 1 Driver
       1 month ago

      Thanks momof4. I won't pee in a bottle either. I don't want urine rolling around in my car and potentially spilling and, I don't want my car smelling like a bathroom. A clean car is important to me for my business and because I drive my family in it. I've heard stories of bottles opening during rides and of riders seeing the bottle and asking what's in there (they know). I realize this isn't a problem for every driver, especially if you aren't in a major city. However, I only work peak hours and I never have a gap between rides. I go from one ride to the next from 8:00PM to 3:00AM. I need to turn off my app to stop and look for a bathroom. While it may not be a problem for everyone, the reality is that it's a problem for hundreds of thousands of drivers. There are an estimated 1 million rideshare drivers and another 200k+ taxi drivers in the US. Philly isn't the only major city where businesses won't let you use their restrooms. New York City ...

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      Thanks momof4. I won't pee in a bottle either. I don't want urine rolling around in my car and potentially spilling and, I don't want my car smelling like a bathroom. A clean car is important to me for my business and because I drive my family in it. I've heard stories of bottles opening during rides and of riders seeing the bottle and asking what's in there (they know). I realize this isn't a problem for every driver, especially if you aren't in a major city. However, I only work peak hours and I never have a gap between rides. I go from one ride to the next from 8:00PM to 3:00AM. I need to turn off my app to stop and look for a bathroom. While it may not be a problem for everyone, the reality is that it's a problem for hundreds of thousands of drivers. There are an estimated 1 million rideshare drivers and another 200k+ taxi drivers in the US. Philly isn't the only major city where businesses won't let you use their restrooms. New York City is terrible too, and there are more drivers there. Most major cities have a similar issue.

      If you haven't filled out the survey, can you please take 2 minutes? It's just 8 multiple choice questions. I will be sharing my ideas for how to fix this during follow ups after the survey.

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ86TFM

      Thanks again! - Ross

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    breakingbread
    234 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    Curious how you are going to fix this?! Drivers are always just going to pee in bottles.

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