One of the biggest complaints about services like Uber is that they increase traffic in the locations in which they operate.
A recent study, however, suggests that such complaints may not actually be true after all. It examines traffic in the increasingly-congested streets of Manhattan.
The study has been long awaited and was expected to be released in the next few days. It was prompted by a disagreement between the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, and Uber last summer, when the mayor suggested that it would be appropriate to cap the growth on Uber in the area.
de Blasio backed away from Uber after the company went after him and City Hall in response to his comments, after which the study was ordered. It was conducted by consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
It’s likely that the release of the study will prompt a new round of debates over what to do about traffic in New York, especially when it comes to the growth of Uber.
Once the full study is released, it’s expected that it will look at howUber’s growth has changed traffic congestion in New York. While it is expected that the study will reveal that Uber has had a significant impact on traffic in the city, it seems like the company has not contributed to congestion there after all, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Of course, the study could still cause complications for services like Uber and Lyft, which have been marketing their services as a way to help reduce congestion in cities like New York. However, depending on how many people take advantage of the carpooling service rather than the single-passenger service that both companies offer, they could end up having little to no impact on traffic.