How NYC Could Revolutionize Urban Transport By Turning Its Taxi System Into A Sharing Economy

How NYC Could Revolutionize Urban Transport By Turning Its Taxi System Into A Sharing Economy
Innovation

Stats show that 80% of all cab journeys in 2011 could have been shared.

Ross Brooks
  • 13 march 2014

Thanks to services such as Lyft, ride-sharing is now a much more accepted idea, except when it comes to the taxi business. Michael Szell at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, recently found out that 80% of all cab journeys in the city could have been shared. With more than150 million taxi trips taken in 2011, it’s clear that if people embrace the sharing economy, they could have an enormous environmental, and social impact on New York City.

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