Study Released: Uber Not Responsible for Rise in Street Traffic


A new report by New York City shows Uber and other ride-hailing apps are not responsible for a rise in Manhattan traffic congestion.

The culprit? Likely the borough’s construction boom, where machines spill into streets, and more people. The report was released Friday and it was based on a study done after Mayor Bill de Blasio planned to impose a cap on the number of for-hire vehicles. The report recommends against a cap.

But it does say the city needs to adjust how it regulates for-hire vehicles in part to ensure riders don’t face “predatory pricing.” It also recommended cracking down on illegally hailing cars from the street.

Uber manager Josh Mohrer says the company supports much of the proposal and will work with the city.

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