Besides being Ponzi schemes that get drivers to pay for the privilege of giving people rides, Uber and Lyft are contributing to CO2 pollution by displacing mass transit.
Ride-Hailing's Climate Risks (Union of Concerned Scientists)
The explosive growth of ride-hailing services, including Uber and Lyft, is increasing climate pollution and urban congestion. As the climate crisis becomes even more urgent, it is more important than ever for the ride-hailing industry to contribute to a lower carbon, more sustainable transportation system.
Our analysis shows that ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace.