Uber, Congestion, Taxis, and More

By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C

The reality is that the convenience of Uber has massive, city-altering effects. Cities like New York, London, and Paris are challenged like never before.

It’s not just demand at the curb, either. This New York Times opinion piece takes a deeper dive: “Ride-hailing apps have shattered boundaries by signing up drivers with livery or black-car licenses. These companies cast themselves as filling big gaps in the transportation system, and it’s true that they have been great for people in mass-transit-starved parts of the city … At the same time, traffic has slowed to a crawl, to just 8.2 miles per hour south of 60th Street in Manhattan in 2015, down from 9.4 miles per hour in 2010, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.”

What’s happening in your cities, on your campuses? What’s the effect on your business? Share your piece of the puzzle on the Forum and let’s talk about it.

Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, is IPI’s vice president of program development.

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