“Ride sharing is pulling from and not complementing public transportation.”

Studies discover Ride Sharing causes gridlock

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Mon, Feb 26th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Denver Posts, a variety of studies performed on ride sharing companies have discovered that not only are these companies stealing transit riders, but that the added volume of vehicles is causing the very congestion they had promised would disappear. So now what? Do we ban ride-sharing companies or do we improve public transit by making it autonomous and personalised?

A study released in December found that large increases in the number of taxis and ride-sharing vehicles are contributing to slow traffic in Manhattan’s central business district. It recommended policies to prevent further increases in “the number of vacant vehicles occupied only by drivers waiting for their next trip request.”

In San Francisco, a study released in June found that on a typical weekday, ride-hailing drivers make more than 170,000 vehicle trips, about 12 times the number of taxi trips, and that the trips are concentrated in the densest and most congested parts of the city.

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