Motor Mouth

Sharing is not caring when it comes to private-hire cars

There are more private-hire cars on the road than meet the eye, and that is really bad news for Singapore's 'car-lite' goal

I wrote previously about how the exploding private-hire vehicle population was contributing to congestion on the road.

The reasons for that are quite clear, even though policymakers would like to think that each private-hire car trip removes a trip made by a private passenger car. In reality, this is not so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'When sharing is not caring'. Print Edition | Subscribe