The Christian Science Monitor Asks: Why Is Uber Giving Away Traffic Data?

The Christian Science Monitor reports, “Uber knows how a baseball game, a shutdown of the Metro, or a holiday weekend affects traffic. Now, the ride-hailer wants to share that data with city planners and the public. Uber plans to display data of anonymized travel between points in cities in a public website called Movement.” [Link added.] The report adds, “Movement represents an Uber goodwill effort to work with cities and regulators, not against them. Uber and its competitors including Lyft have clashed with governments over rules and regulations. . . .”