SF studying impact of rideshare programs on traffic, environment

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A new comprehensive study is aiming to look at whether services like Uber and Lyft are adding to congestion in San Francisco or helping to alleviate it.

A new comprehensive study is aiming to look at whether services like Uber and Lyft are adding to congestion in San Francisco or helping to alleviate it. It also looks at the significance of assessing these new transportation alternatives.

UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center, in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, are launching a massive study this summer.

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The study should be completed by fall and it will for the first time provide officials with some real insight into whether this new generation of ride services is solving our environmental problems or creating new ones.

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