Each week millions of Florida residents and visitors use the Uber app to get around the Sunshine State – whether that’s to get to work in downtown Miami, to a Central Florida theme park, or from the Tampa airport to visit one of our world-renowned Gulf coast beaches – trips they’d otherwise need their own car for.
Since our 2014 launch in Florida, millions of trips have taken place across the state. This brings about insightful data about how Florida moves at different times of the day, week and year.
Throughout this time, we’ve heard feedback from cities and transportation officials that if they had access to some of our aggregated trip data, it could help inform vital transport policy and future investments.
That’s why we’re today launching Uber Movement in Florida, with the addition of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, a free tool which uses Uber’s anonymized data from millions of trips to help urban planners make significant decisions about their city.
For the first time in Florida, anyone will be able to compare past travel conditions across different times of the day, days of the week, or months of the year. Our tool also allows people to see how journey times in different parts of the city are impacted by happenings like major events, road closures or infrastructure investments.
For example, our data shows the impact on travel times of major events like Art Basel, which could be useful as transportation officials plan future events. Our tool will be regularly updated with quarterly data.
Under Uber’s new leadership, we want to be a better partner to city planners and officials, so our hope is that this data will assist in giving them valuable insights as they invest in our state’s transportation infrastructure and future.
If you’re interested in working with us on a partnership or research opportunity using Movement data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.