Without Uber’s carpool service, Uber POOL, introduced to Philadelphia in February 2016, Nick Marzano and Melissa Schipke would never have shared a ride last December during a heavy downpour, would never have started chatting — and would never be planning a 2018 wedding.
“I’ve never met anybody that I connect with on so many different levels, and I credit Uber for that,” Marzano said.
I had moved to San Francisco in late May and was commuting 45 minutes south to Palo Alto every day.
For my first month there I drove in a rental car, an expense costing me a good a day.
These meetings by the glow of dashboard lights present an unfamiliar social arena, said sociologist Elijah Anderson, who analyzed how Center City’s urban spaces shape civility, or the lack of it, in his book .
Ride-sharing, Anderson said, “brings out new opportunities for these riders, but also challenges or even dangers.” Especially when passengers are under the influence, he said, “there are no guarantees.” While riders say that most Uber and Lyft trips are uneventful, encounters are common enough that Uber’s website addresses them: “Don’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.” Nevertheless, Uber driver Gary Dages of Clementon has watched a few love connections — and some near-misses — unfold in his rearview mirror.
For example, if I’m working as a mechanic, I could explain a problem with someone’s car very efficiently.
“It looks like your engine has failed as a result of sludge buildup.
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