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Uber and Lyft are clogging big city streets a little more than they thought

Marcus Gilmer
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Ride share giants Uber and Lyft are responsible for more traffic congestion than they originally thought — but they're still well outpaced by private cars, according to a study that the two companies themselves commissioned. 

The study, which you can read in full here, was conducted by firm Fehr & Peers at the request of the two leading ride-share companies. It focused on the combined "Vehicle Miles Traveled" in September 2018 in six major U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. 

The contribution from these companies' cars to overall congestion in larger metropolitan areas is relatively small, accounting for between 1.5 and 3 percent of those total vehicle miles. Read more...

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