It’s no secret that Viewing NYC are not fans of evil corporation Uber and hope that you will stop using them for numerous reasons, and now we have another data point against them thanks to celebrity statistician Nate Silver’s excellent FiveThirtyEight economic blog.
The biggest change during busy hours [in the Manhattan “Core”] was a 4 percent rise in pickups between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. — or an average of 682 additional pickups per non-holiday weekday during that hour.
The picture is very different when you look outside the Manhattan core, in the other four New York City boroughs and northern Manhattan. In these areas, Uber added substantially to the number of for-hire vehicles on the street throughout the day.
Please, stop using Uber.