Connecting more of NYC, through shared rides

March 30, 2018 / New York City

Residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island are no strangers to transit challenges, especially those who lack convenient access to a subway. That’s why more and more New Yorkers are relying on uberPOOL and uberX to get around—whether they’re going to work or connecting to a public transit stop.

To help more riders get where they need to go, we’re launching a first-of-its-kind uberPOOL promotion in these neighborhoods.

From 5pm on Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, any rider who takes an uberPOOL trip that starts and ends in a borough other than Manhattan will be automatically emailed a promo code to enjoy $10 off an upcoming outer-borough uberPOOL trip. This discount can be used anytime during the month of April, but only one code is available per rider.

We’re particularly excited for this promotion because—as evidenced by our love letters to each borough—we’re dedicated to being available to all of New York City. In fact, new stats reveal that, excluding airport pickups, more than half of all New York City Uber trips now start outside Manhattan. We’ve also seen the number of trips increase* by the following levels, year-over-year:

  • Bronx: >200%
    • The transit-challenged areas of Soundview, Parkchester, and Belmont also saw over 200% growth
  • Staten Island: >125%
    • Trips increased by 350% in Garden Heights and by 200% in New Springfield and Westerleigh
  • Queens: >100%
    • The neighborhoods of South Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, and Rosedale all saw growth over 200%
  • Brooklyn: >50%
    • The Flatlands, which has no subway station, saw Uber trips increase by over 230%

Another interesting tidbit: Of the millions of trips New Yorkers take in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, about half are uberPOOL trips.  

We’re proud to help New Yorkers move around their city, especially in places where public transit is limited and where taxi service tends to be less available. So whether you usually choose to walk, take the subway, request an Uber, hop on the bus, or hail a cab, we hope this promotion gives you one more way to get where you’re going this April.

*Internal data reviewing weekly Uber pickups taken in NY boroughs, 2016 vs. 2017. Annual growth percentages are approximate.