This Map of NYC Taxi Pickups Explains Why Uber is So Successful

Ridesharing apps like Uber have exploded in popularity over the past few years, and it’s not just because they’re simple to use — as this stunning map of taxi trips across New York City shows, some parts of the city just can’t get a cab. An MIT study that last month revealed Uber could replace every single New York City taxi with just a fraction of cars, and Todd W. Schneider’s incredible taxi mapmight help explain how that would work.