Two years ago, we introduced a new way to get around New York City—uberPOOL. The concept behind uberPOOL was as simple then as it is today: reduce the price of a ride by combining trips along similar routes.
Over the last year, the average uberPOOL fare has decreased. Today in NYC, one in 3 new Uber riders take their first trip on uberPOOL. And more than half of all uberPOOL trips now happen in the outer boroughs—that’s up from 35% 2 years ago.
In East Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Brownsville, Canarsie, and East New York, uberPOOL trips have more than tripled in just the passed few months. Today, 72% of riders in those neighborhoods choose uberPOOL as their go-to ride, with nearly half of all riders in the outer boroughs choosing uberPOOL over other Uber options.
uberPOOL’s popularity and growth in the outer boroughs is exciting to see. Whether it’s a ride to the subway on the way to work, or a trip to the store to pick up groceries, it’s clear New Yorkers in communities traditionally underserved by public transit and taxis are able to rely on uberPOOL an affordable transportation option.
“Living in Bushwick with only L train access, getting anywhere—surprisingly—other than Manhattan, is usually a really long route with a lot of train transfers. Taking Ubers make for a much more direct trip, shaving minutes off of an otherwise lengthy and annoying trek. Not to mention, uberPOOLs are incredibly cheap—like $5-$8 to get from neighborhood to neighborhood.” – Julia, Brooklyn uberPOOL rider
We look forward to uberPOOL’s continued growth in all 5 boroughs.