Hexbyte Tech News Wired New York City Limits the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on Its Streets

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

When you get behind the wheel of your car, or clamber into a Lyft, or squeeze onto a bus, your commuting choice feels specific to you and your needs. But taken together, all these personal decisions influence cities’ transportation systems, and how they work to move the masses. Then, when you layer in how transit options have exploded—ride-share, car-share, bike-share, scooter-share—it’s no wonder cities are grappling with what all those personal choices mean for our public streets, writ large. And trying to figure out what to do about it.

So it is notable that today, New York City became the first US city to pass legislation capping the number of ride-hail vehicles on its roads.

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