What science says Uber and Lyft are doing to San Francisco

By Mike Moffitt : sfgate – excerpt

Ride-hailing companies once promised that their services would reduce the number of cars clogging city streets. In fact, the opposite is true in dense parts of cities.

Everyone knows that ride-hailing apps have undoubtedly benefited customers, making hailing a ride easier and significantly cheaper than taxi cabs.

But are the benefits worth the long-term disruption created by Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies in San Francisco? Here’s what recent studies tell us.

Traffic is a mess… (more)