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What if Uber kills off public transport rather than cars?13 Jan 12:00am

What if Uber kills off public transport rather than cars?

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Uber’s privatised transportation system may do more harm than good if cities allow public transport to deteriorate The perceived wisdom is that Uber has disrupted taxis and that private automobiles are next, but what if we’ve misread what is happening in our cities? Traditional thinking would suggest that UberPool, which allows users to split the cost of trips with other Uber riders heading in the same direction, will always be inferior to public transport. Sitting in the backseat of a Prius may be more comfortable than standing on a crowded bus or train, continues this reasoning, but carpooling can’t substitute for mass transit at rush hours without massively increasing congestion.
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