Ringing in 2017 with Uber
Happy New Year!
After several New Year’s Eves under our belt, we’ve learned that people around the world opt to use Uber for a reliable ride to and from their celebrations. This year was no exception. From Sydney to San Francisco, and hundreds of cities in between, people who drive with Uber provided around 15 million safe rides this New Year’s Eve, with an average ETA for a ride of just 4 minutes. Check out some fun facts about how riders used our app.
Sometimes one celebration isn’t enough! The biggest party hoppers were in Chicago and Los Angeles and took 18 rides throughout the evening.
Don’t be late to the party! 76,432 riders arrived just in time to ring in the New Year, getting out of their Ubers within 9 minutes of midnight.
Share the ride and the cost! More than 585,501 riders took uberPOOL and/or used our split fare feature when heading to and from their celebrations!
Be there soon! 45,641 riders used our “Share Status” feature to let their friends and family know they were on their way.
Check out the visuals below to see how and where people in Sydney, Singapore, London, Cape Town and San Francisco used Uber to ring in the New Year.
Cape Town, South Africa
Bay Area, USA
Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of drivers who provided safe rides around the world, and to the riders who let us be part of their evening. Here’s to 2017: we hope you’ll join us again for the ride.
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