Uber? Taxis? Or Plan C? How to Get Ride Hailing Right
BC could show the world a non-profit model that beats oligopolies
Hemingway, Alex http://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2018/12/14/Uber-Taxis-Plan-C/
Publisher: The Tyee
Date Written: 14/12/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23181
A look at 'ride-hailing' and why it should be run on a non-profit basis as a co-op or other non-profit model.
Ride hailing has major impacts on a city's broader transportation system. A growing body of evidence from the U.S. shows that when companies like Uber and Lyft enter a market, they increase the total vehicle miles travelled. Ride-hailing has added 2.8 vehicle miles to the roads "for each mile of personal driving removed" in the U.S. The practice of "deadheading," where drivers circle the streets waiting for their next passenger, also contributes to the increase in total vehicle miles travelled.