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Studies show Uber and Lyft do increase traffic in major cities!

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lilly
949 Rider Guru
 Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

After surverying residents of the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington areas, it was determined that rideshare do in fact increase traffic and public transit usage has gone down. I guess this is what happens when you make getting a ride so easy!

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-16/horrors-uber-and-lyft-are-convenient

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    SmittenKitten
    1637 Rider
     1 year ago

    Right.  While the total # of cars in the world may decrease as people are "sharing" the cars, people are still taking trips from point A to point B.  There are still just as many, if not more, trips being made every day.  

    Until people start sharing rides (i.e. carpool), we aren't going to solve the traffic problem.

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      CasPer
      325 Rider
       1 year ago

      Well, not to mention the fact that drivers hang out on the streets, driving around, waiting for ride requests. 

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        ippei
        1193 Driver Rider Guru
         1 year ago

        Right, so the cars are no longer parked inside garages when not in use.  They are kept on the streets. -->more traffic congestions.

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        RPaulson
        542 Driver
         1 year ago

        Anyone been to...any airport?  I was thinking Philly.  When you step out on the curb, there are literally 100s of cars jamming up the paths.

        There are places for drivers to wait, but not many airports have queues yet (i.e. staging), so the drivers take a chance to be the closest cars by driving around circles at the airport.  It's a total mess.