Uber & Lyft as a source of congestion

stellarfun

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San Francisco, home base to both Uber and Lyft, is experiencing some of its worst traffic in years — research firm INRIX ranks it the eighth most congested city in the US — and much of it is due to the rising popularity of transportation network companies (TNC, an industry term used to describe ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft). How bad is it? According to today’s study, between 2010 and 2016 traffic congestion in San Francisco increased by about 60 percent — and Uber and Lyft are responsible for more than half of that increase.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18535627/uber-lyft-sf-traffic-congestion-increase-study

Reference in the article to the source, which is a paper published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed journal.

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/5/eaau2670
 

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18535627/uber-lyft-sf-traffic-congestion-increase-study

Reference in the article to the source, which is a paper published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed journal.

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/5/eaau2670
There are a lot of ways to interpret that information, but one of the key takeaways for me is that our mass transit networks aren't even adequate enough to lure people out of cars in spite of astronomically bad traffic.
 

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