Shared Mobility Has Yet To Reach Mainstream Adoption

The following chart shows which mobility services U.S. Americans have booked online in the past 12 months.

Companies such as Uber and Lyft have reached billion-dollar valuations based on the promise that shared mobility services will play a major part in the future of transportation. Based on data from Statista’s Global Consumer Survey 2018, the following chart examines how big a role ride-, bike- and car-sharing services play in present-day America. 

According to our survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, shared mobility services have yet to become a mass phenomenon. Just 17.5 percent of the respondents claim to have used a short-distance ride-sharing service (e.g. Uber) in the past 12 months, with long-distance ride-sharing, bike- and car-sharing seeing even lower adoption rates. 

In general our results indicate that many people still rely on ticket machines (public transportation) or the old-fashioned wave (taxi) to get from A to B these days. Online bookings of traditional transportation services aren’t particularly common, and nearly half of the respondents haven’t booked any transportation service online in the prior 12 months.

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