Can sharing a ride make for less traffic? Evidence from Uber and Lyft and implications for cities

  title={Can sharing a ride make for less traffic? Evidence from Uber and Lyft and implications for cities},
  author={Bruce Schaller},
  journal={Transport Policy},
  • B. Schaller
  • Published 1 March 2021
  • Business
  • Transport Policy
Abstract The popularity of Uber and Lyft and advances in autonomous vehicle technology have spurred public interest in the potential of shared ride services to reduce traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and space devoted to parking. However, research has shown that long waiting times, circuitous routes and privacy concerns might lead most patrons to choose exclusive-ride services over shared services (ride-hail or autonomous), thus increasing rather than decreasing vehicle mileage. This paper… Expand

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