Thursday, March 29, 2018
Uber increases traffic
Pretty biting editorial in the NYT about Uber: Steven Hill contends that Uber's model, which involves subsidizing rides in order to undercut competition not just from Lyft but from public transit, has hurt the environment and created excess traffic. Earlier studies I'd seen said had ambivalent conclusions, in part because Uber might be substituting for private vehicles, which would be good since private vehicles take up extra space as they search for parking. However, Hill cites studies saying, "ridesharing has resulted in a significant rise in the number of trips made and miles driven in an auto." Take a look at the article for four very on-point suggestions about how to limit Uber's impact on the roads.