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The get-it-now age of Uber and Amazon has delivered something unexpected to Boston’s doorstep — new traffic that worsens our soul-crushing snarl

By November 21, 2019 December 11th, 2019 No Comments

Excerpt of full story written by the Boston Globe Spotlight team, originally published Nov 21, 2019

For the third of its three-part series on local traffic, Boston Globe reporters used StreetLight’s metrics to analyze how much of Boston’s traffic is created by ride-hailing and delivery vehicles. The company’s data allowed the reporters to scan the Boston area to pinpoint the “share” of these trips by neighborhood and for major arteries. 

“Drawing on an exclusive analysis by StreetLight, the Spotlight Team pinpointed places in town where that effect is especially pronounced. On the John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road near the Financial District,  at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., for example, up to 15 percent of the trips are from ride-hailing or delivery service cars.” 

StreetLight’s metrics populated interactive maps showing the effect of ride-hailing traffic on several parts of Boston during various weekday hours, like this example from Logan airport.