Driving in the heart of Manhattan has somehow gotten even slower, a city report revealed Friday — and the glacial pace has motorists cursing the surge of black cars brought on by Uber and Lyft, the NEW YORK POST reports.
Average travel speeds for the borough south of 60th Street have plummeted from 9.1 mph in 2010 to 7.1 mph in 2017, while those in Midtown alone have sunk even lower, falling from 6.4 mph to a measly 5 mph in the same period, according to the Department of Transportation’s Mobility Report. And it’s little wonder, with Gothamites fleeing sluggish subways and buses, and for-hire vehicles like those from Uber and Lyft flooding the streets to pick up those peeved passengers.
“Several new trends — including declines in mass-transit ridership and slower travel times, combined with more car ownership and for-hire vehicle trips — are together causes for concern,” Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said as she released the report. Read more at the NEW YORK POST.