On the Instagram page “Bird Graveyards” one can find pictures and videos of shareable electric scooters being set on fire, thrown into the ocean, and being destroyed in any way imaginable. While it’s easy to laugh at these posts and go on about our lives, the short lifespan of these scooters begs the question: are they worth it?
Graphic Designed by Katharina Giebel BRB Bottomline: Changes in technology and business models have created the opportunity for millions of people to participate in what is now deemed the gig economy. Companies such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Rover are leading the forefront of this new economy by empowering workers
If you are someone who even just occasionally uses Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, then you’ve probably noticed how expensive these services are starting to become, even for short trips and with options like “Lyft shared” or “Uber Pool.” Here’s an estimate for the Uber and Lyft pricing for an actual trip I recently made, for around 2 miles worth of total travel.