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

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1026 Rider Guru
 Posted 4 years, 9 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!



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    2096 Rider
     4 years 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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      330 Rider
       4 years ago

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

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        1202 Rider Driver Guru
         4 years 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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        558 Driver
         4 years 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.