NEW YORK • The explosive development of Uber and Lyft has created a brand new visitors drawback for main United States cities. Ride-sharing choices akin to UberPool and Lyft Line are exacerbating the problem by interesting on to clients who would in any other case have taken transit, walked, biked or not used a ride-hail service in any respect, in line with a brand new examine.
The report by Bruce Schaller, creator of the influential examine titled Unsustainable?, which found that ride-hail companies had been making visitors congestion in New York worse, constructs an in depth profile of the standard ride-hail consumer and points a stark warning to cities: make efforts to counter the expansion of ride-hail companies or give up metropolis streets to fleets of personal automobiles, making a extra hostile surroundings for pedestrians and cyclists and finally make city cores much less fascinating locations to reside.
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