Research conducted in the United States reveals that applications such as Uber, Lyft, internet taxi calling increase the traffic load in the city.
Surveys show that if you do not have options such as Uber and Lyft for internet taxi calling, you will prefer walking, bicycling or public transport.
In a study conducted in Boston last year, 944 people using taxi calling applications were asked to give information about their driving habits for 4 weeks. Six out of every 10 people who participated in the survey reported that they would go on a massive walk or bike, or give up on their journey, if they did not have a taxi-calling application.
The survey also found that the participants used the application as an alternative to public transport, not in places where there were no buses or metro lines, or in places where public transport was available, rather than in connection with transfer points, contrary to companies.
In another survey released last December, it was found that taxis in Manhattan, where traffic was the busiest in New York, and cars driving taxi-calling applications were the main drivers of traffic intensity. In the study, it was pointed out that the empty voyages of these vehicles to find out the customers increased the traffic intensity in the region.
In another survey of traffic intensity in San Francisco published in June, it was pointed out that on average 170,000 trips per day are normal in the city with taxi calling applications, 12 times more than usual commercial taxi services.
The San Francisco Rapid Transition to the Gulf Region, which controls light rail access in the city, said that there was a significant drop in the number of train users on weekends and business entry-exit hours as citizens turned to taxi calling applications.