Rideshares make traffic worse
According to a report in The Hustle, a recent urban transportation study has found that Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing platforms actually make traffic worse in urban areas, not better. Contrary to claims that rideshares reduce traffic by encouraging passengers to leave personal rides at home, the study found that sharing a ride adds an extra 4.1km driven for every 1.6km of personal driving reduced. Overall, 60% of rideshare users would have walked, biked, used public transport or skipped the trip if they hadn't gotten an Uber or Lyft. In recent times, both Uber and Lyft have started buying bike and scooter companies aplenty - maybe they see the writing on the wall?