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Uber has A rocky history with city governments—to put it mildly… Now, Uber is making something of a peace offering. The company is launching a new service that could help cities master their traffic. It’s called Uber Movement, and it uses information on the billions of rides Uber has completed.
Uber Movement is free for the select planning agencies and researchers granted access to it. With it, you can gauge travel times between any two locations. Since, as Uber’s chief of transportation policy notes, Uber doesn’t actually do any urban planning, they figure they might as well give all this information to the people who do. And, hey, maybe it’ll help the ride-sharing company cozy up to previously hostile city governments.