4 Years Moving NYC
Over the past 4 years, New York City has grown and changed.
Brooklyn Bridge Park grew from one pier to a flourishing waterfront destination. Citi Bike—the largest bicycle sharing program in the US—launched in NYC, providing a new, environmentally-friendly transportation option to city dwellers. The new World Trade Center opened its doors, with the Freedom Tower as a centerpiece, standing tall at 1,776 feet above above ground level.
New York City never stops moving, and since launching in 2011, neither have we.
Uber has connected more than 2.5 million New Yorkers with over 30 million rides since 2011.
A considerable portion of those 30 million rides can be attributed to Uber’s expansion beyond just Manhattan. By increasing reliability in areas traditionally underserved by public transportation, more and more people are able to access and explore the outer boroughs.
Approximately 26% of all Uber rides in 2014 were trips to, from, or within the outer boroughs.
This positive change couldn’t have happened without our driver-partners. These are the people who move us.
“I love having the flexibility to drive the hours I prefer, be my own boss, and take vacation when I want. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing in Brooklyn and on Long Island, and I have been able to do that because I decide my own schedule. I’m also earning almost twice as much per hour than when I first started. With Uber, I can run my business in a way that works for me.” – William, Uber partner since 2011
“Before driving, I used to work in real estate and as an industrial engineer. I started driving with Uber in 2014 because I have the freedom and flexibility to be my own businesswoman. I like that I can earn the same as a man and everything is fair with Uber. Uber has changed the way that New York is moving, and I love being a part of it.” – Luisa, Uber partner since 2014
Thousands of driver-partners choose to use the Uber platform in New York. They choose to be their own boss on their own schedule and are making more than ever before.
Since 2011, driver-partners have made over $750 million on the Uber platform in NYC.
It’s been an exciting ride these past 4 years. On uberX alone, riders and driver-partners have traveled 100 million miles together.
Riders have taken UberBLACK—the original Uber—on 6.6 million unique trips around NYC. And over 12,000 wheelchair accessible rides have been facilitated in the outer boroughs.
Looking ahead to the future, we’re aiming to innovate and expand access to safe, affordable, reliable transportation options for all New Yorkers. Last year, we introduced specialized products for people in need of wheelchair accessible vehicles, and an uberX option featuring a car seat for parents on the go. With the launch of uberPOOL, we have the opportunity to reduce congestion and emissions, and remove 1 million cars from the road.
And there’s more where that came from …
Thanks for coming along for the ride!
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