The role of Uber and Lyft in sustainable cities

  • Date: 12/21/2021

"While Lyft and Uber have the potential to be an ally in a low-carbon future, they are not playing that role. "

In the past decade, transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft have become inescapable parts of our urban transportation systems. These companies’ ridership plummeted when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but, as the country reopens, people are beginning to return to the services. Because transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., it’s worth asking what role Lyft and Uber play in a sustainable future.

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