The Ride-Hail Paradise That Got Stuck in Traffic

The Ride-Hail Paradise That Got Stuck in Traffic

Five years earlier, Travis Kalanick was so confident that Uber Technologies Inc.’s trips would prompt people to leave their cars in your home that he told a tech conference: “If every car in San Francisco was Ubered there would be no traffic.”

Today, a mounting collection of research studies shows the reverse: Far from alleviating traffic, Uber and its primary rival Lyft Inc. are adding to congestion in many U.S. downtowns.

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