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Half of Uber & Lyft miles don't have passengers

2018-06-06 20:51:56.320629+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Uber and Lyft Could Do a Lot More for the Planet. Like not exist. Or, maybe, we could do a lot more for the planet by not letting automobile transportation freeload on externalities. Surprising absolutely no one who's thought about the process:

... In New York City, deadheading accounts for an estimated 50 percent of the 600 million miles that TNCs have added to the roads since 2013. That mean more emissions from empty Ubers and Lyfts, plus their drag on other cars that burn extra gas and generate more fumes as they all sit in worsened traffic.

If you're not parking them off the street, you're, essentially, parking them on the street. Autonomous vehicles will not change this.

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