- About 60 percent of ride-hail company users “in large, dense cities would have taken public transportation, walked, biked or not made the trip” if those services had not been available.
- The other 40 percent of users would have taken their own car or a taxi.
- As a result of rides replacing mass-transit trips, the ride-hall services put 2.8 new vehicle-miles on the road for each mile of personal driving they take away.
- It amounts to a 180 percent increase in driving on city streets.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
UBER, LYFT | Adding to Congestion (Update Nov. 2, 2018)
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