- Jul 21, 2010
So your point has now changed from one of people are not making trips in their own vehicles they are using ride sharing vehicles instead, which would mean the same mileage is covered ergo similar tyre wear, to there are now fewer trips carried out because people are using ride sharing apps?
I do fewer trips! I used to drive my private car a minimum of 30,000 miles a year in town. Today I use Yellow Cab or Lyft maybe 1,000 miles a year. I have not driven to a movie theater (3 to 5 movies a week) since NetFlix and Amazon Prime arrived on the scene—why would I? The same with shopping, everyting is available online, from alcohol to clothing to food. My Amazon purchases arrive by a USPS mailmen, My Instacart food orders are delivered by a driver who has several stops on his route.
I would speculate the popularity of ride sharing and total vehicle mileage covered are not well correlated.
In my case you would be wrong.