Uber goes monthly, traffic gets worse and Chicago gets more rideshare protests. Let’s break it down.
On Monday, one driver detailed his experiences driving for Uber and Lyft. The driver racked up more than 5,000 miles on the platforms and explained the key difference. The results? “There is a near-universal consensus that Lyft treats its drivers better than Uber.” He goes on to call Uber riders “higher class.”
On Tuesday, Uber announced “Ride Pass,” a subscription service for riders. The Verge covered the story, reporting it’ll cost $14.99 a month and is currently available in Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami.
On Halloween, we went out to support the Chicago Rideshare Advocates as they rallied in downtown Chicago. Take a Look!
Are Uber and Lyft taking cars off the road? Apparently not. Huffington Post ran an article breaking down why traffic is getting worse. According to the study: “San Francisco now has over 20 times more ride-share vehicles than official cabs. In New York, registered ‘transportation network company‘ cars outnumber yellow cabs six to one.”
We end the week with some interesting scooter news. Turns out Elon Musk, the man leading the way for electric cars, space travel, and the like, isn’t a big fan of electric scooters. According to Vox, he thinks they “lacked dignity”.
Have a safe and happy weekend!