When it comes to transportation in any major city, many people talk about ride sharing platforms such as Uber in comparison to the traditional way of transportation, the MTA. From the wide range of people who travel via the MTA, many have experienced issues such as being late to school, work, and other timely events. It isn’t just the MTA; in places like Manhattan even a simple 10-minute car or bus ride can take up to 30-40 minutes due to the congested nature of roads as well. Because of all this, there has been a growing popularity of Uber and Lyft, along with the usage of personal vehicles. These things bring a good challenge for the already dominant yellow and green cabs of New York City. We wanted to see whether companies like Uber have been benefitting NYC. Not only that but, it is important to see the impact Uber has on low socioeconomic levels and whether it has been accepted. Plus, we wanted to see the impact Uber and ride sharing has had on the environment. These are all metrics we accomplished through the usage of NYC Open Data and several other new articles and infographics published for the sake of unbiased visualization of the influence Uber has had.

Created by Roger Chavez, Chloe Chong, Selena Zhong, and Manav Patel.


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