Unsustainable? The Growth of App-Based Ride Services and Traffic, Travel and the Future of New York City

Unsustainable? The Growth of App-Based Ride Services and Traffic, Travel and the Future of New York City

This report presents findings from a detailed analysis of the growth of app-based ride services in New York City, their impacts on traffic, travel patterns and vehicle mileage since 2013, and implications for policy makers. The analysis utilizes trip and mileage data that are uniquely available in New York City, providing a detailed and comprehensive look at the expansion of app-based ride services and their impact on critical City goals for mobility, economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Key findings

Policy makers also need to address the pricing disparities that are becoming increasingly apparent between TNCs and other modes.

TNC, population, economic growth and overall travel volumes are affecting traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and traffic safety.

TNCs as a mode also need to be incorporated into regional transportation models, which currently under-count taxi and for-hire trips and take no account of TNC growth at all.

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