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Are Uber and Lyft making traffic worse?

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kias_revenge
133 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Some are saying yes:

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber and Lyft congest cities

I guess this shouldn't come as a huge surprise. There is no going back though. Rideshares are here to stay. Even if public transportation options were brilliant in every city, they will never beat the convenience of having a driver come and pick you up right where you stand...

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    droneydan
    49 Rider
     4 years ago

    I see so many cars on my way to work everyday that have a driver and one person in the back. Makes me so mad. Why are people so lazy! Work hard, buy a car and drive yourself. This is why America is failing, people here have no drive (pun intended)

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      kias_revenge
      OP 133 Rider
       4 years ago

      Yet here you are commenting on a rideshare website. I'm gonna assume you've taken an uber or two in your time :)

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        droneydan
        49 Rider
         4 years ago

        I can't visit a website without using it's product/service?! Not that its your business but I was estimating a fare in Germany where I will be traveling with my family very soon.

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      hanktoto
      174 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      Don't you think that is a bit of a stretch? "America is Failing becuase people take Uber" LOL

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    george
    60 Rider
     4 years ago

    Get ride of all the subways and make an underground system for rideshares, let's face it they are just moving more and more towards mass transit everyday.

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    chawes
    756 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    The answer is congenstion charges. London does this to great effect. Traffic was waaay cut down when the started congestion charges.

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      kias_revenge
      OP 133 Rider
       4 years ago

      That would never fly in some places. Like, America, where half the population views taxation as theft, and public spending is a huge taboo.

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    cheesehead
    524 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    So instead of having loads of owner-driven cars driving around looking for parking, you have loads of ubers driving around looking for fares. Makes sense.

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    chawes
    756 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    Quick, we need swarms of RoboTaxis that can coordinate as one hive mind and stop the traffic madness.