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Jeff Speck
Today I am tweeting from Rule 25. Don’t Mistake Uber for Transit: Support public transportation in the face of ride–hailing. From (1/6)
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Jeff Speck 6 Dec 18
Replying to @JeffSpeckFAICP
Most of us use Uber, Lyft, or a similar ride-hailing app. The ubiquity of ride hailing is inevitable. Even as some progressive cities like Austin have tried to create trade barriers, it represents too good a value proposition for users to be held at bay for long. (2/6)
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Jeff Speck 6 Dec 18
Replying to @JeffSpeckFAICP
Ride hailing is amazing for mobility, especially in the suburbs, where few alternatives exist. But there is some question whether ride hailing is good for cities. On the plus side, there is likely a lot less drunk driving. (3/6)
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Jeff Speck 6 Dec 18
Replying to @JeffSpeckFAICP
A recent study found that New York City’s four most urban boroughs experienced a 25% to 35% reduction in alcohol-related collisions after the rise of Uber. (4/6)
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Jeff Speck 6 Dec 18
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It is hard to find another cause for this decline, and there is no temptation to do so. Most of us know people who used to drink and drive but now take Uber instead. (5/6)
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Jeff Speck 6 Dec 18
Replying to @JeffSpeckFAICP
On the minus side, Uber is bad for transit, and for traffic. More to come later. (6/6)
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