Boston Neighborhoods Asking For Help Dealing With Uber, Lyft Traffic


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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Many neighborhoods are seeing traffic down often narrow, once-quiet side streets like they've never seen before--and Boston Transportation Director Gina Fiandaca said that's because of ride share services. Fiandaca told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens that Uber and Lyft GPS systems are sending the cars down those streets as shortcuts, and said many of those neighborhoods are calling City Hall and asking for help.

"What we're really seeing is a request for what we call neighborhood slow streets and other interventions, because folks see the vehicles cutting down side streets," Fiandaca told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens. "They just weren't designed for the speed and the volume that they now absorb."

She said demand for Ubers and Lyfts in the city is through the roof.

"We know that there are 95,000 trips that originate every single day in the City of Boston," Fiandaca said. "So that's a lot of vehicles on our roadways."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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