Ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber may appear to make travel more convenient in big cities, but San Francisco says they’ve actually made traffic worse.
A study conducted by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority showed average speeds during morning hours decreased by 26 percent since 2009. In the evening, traffic speeds dropped 27 percent. Additionally, vehicle hour delays increased by 40,000 hours on a typical weekday and miles traveled on local roads jumped 630,000 miles. Translation: Uber and Lyft mean more vehicles on the road, and they’re clogging up streets.
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