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Sep 20, 2022
Ride-share apps can be one of the easiest and most convenient ways to get around — unless you’re disabled. A recent report has found that if you need a wheelchair accessible Uber or Lyft in New York City, it will often be slower and more expensive. The study “Still Left Behind” — conducted by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) — backs up what many disabled people have already said about ride share apps. For the study, the NYLPI compared quotes, fares, and wait times from 224 pairs of ride request (448 total trip requests) to and from major destinations in NYC’s five boroughs. NYLPI found that Uber’s wait times were more than twice as long for wheelchair accessible rides and Lyft could only meet 38 percent of the requests. Meanwhile, Juno — who only operates in NYC — didn’t offer on-demand wheelchair accessible vehicles at all. Instead, Juno’s site asks users to book rides by phone at least 24 hours in advance. According to NYPLI , Juno’s request is “notwithstanding...
May 21, 2019