Does Uber Hurt or Help Environment? Researchers to Investigate

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by KEITH WAGSTAFF NOV 13 2015, 5:32 PM ET

Do ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft help reduce fossil fuel emissions?

That is what a new study aims to find out. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced the joint project on Friday.

“Some hypothesize that on-demand rides encourage people to leave their own cars at home or even get rid of them altogether,” Amanda Eaken, the NRDC’s deputy director of urban solutions in San Francisco, wrote on the organizations’ blog.

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