See Where Uber Faces the Biggest Competition

Uber

Itching to ditch the ride-sharing app? Your alternatives are limited but growing

For those crying foul this week over Uber’s violation of user privacy and alleged sexism, there’s a growing list of alternatives – that is, if you live in a major U.S. city.

Since its founding in 2008, Uber, the dominant ride-sharing service, has spread to 122 cities of the at least 147 U.S. cities with taxi alternatives provided by ride-sharing companies. Uber faces no major competitor in 57 of those cities.

But Uber’s three major competitors – Lyft, Curb and Sidecar – are catching up. By coverage, Lyft appears to be Uber’s chief rival, with drivers in roughly half as many cities. In three cities, Lyft faces no major rival while Curb operates in 13 cities without a major competitor. Seven cities are now home to all four competitors: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Click on the company labels to show cities with that company.

  • UBER
  • LYFT
  • SIDECAR
  • CURB
Select a company to see totals.
CALIFORNIA
Los AngelesULCS
San DiegoULCS
San FranciscoULCS
San JoseULC 
OaklandUL S
Palm SpringsULC 
SacramentoUL  
Inland EmpireUL  
BakersfieldUL  
Santa BarbaraUL  
FresnoUL  
Irvine LC 
ModestoUL  
Long Beach  CS
Pomona LC 
Anaheim LC 
VenturaUL  
Stockton L  
Napa and Sonoma County L  
Orange CountyU   
San Luis ObispoU   
TEXAS
AustinULC 
DallasULC 
Fort WorthULC 
San AntonioUL  
HoustonU C 
Corpus ChristiUL  
AmarilloU   
College StationU   
El PasoU   
LubbockU   
WacoU   
FLORIDA
JacksonvilleULC 
OrlandoULC 
MiamiUL  
Tampa Bay LC 
St Petersburg LC 
Palm Beach LC 
GainesvilleU   
TallahasseeU   
TampaU   
VIRGINIA
CharlottesvilleU C 
Virginia Beach L  
Alexandria  C 
Arlington  C 
Sterling  C 
Hampton RoadsU   
RichmondU   
Roanoke BlacksburgU   
NORTH CAROLINA
CharlotteULCS
RaleighULC 
DurhamULC 
AshevilleU   
FayettevilleU   
Piedmont TriadU   
WilmingtonU   
OHIO
ClevelandULC 
ColumbusULC 
CincinnatiUL  
ToledoUL  
AkronU   
DaytonU   
MICHIGAN
Ann ArborULC 
DetroitUL  
FlintU   
Grand RapidsU   
KalamazooU   
LansingU   
MASSACHUSETTS
BostonUL S
Cambridge  C 
Newton  C 
WorcesterU   
MARYLAND
BaltimoreULC 
Rockville  C 
Silver Spring  C 
AnnapolisU   
OREGON
Portland  C 
EugeneU   
Oregon MetroU   
SalemU   
SOUTH CAROLINA
CharlestonU   
ColumbiaU   
GreenvilleU   
Myrtle BeachU   
COLORADO
DenverULC 
Colorado Springs LC 
Boulder  C 
Fort Collins  C 
ARIZONA
PhoenixULC 
TucsonULC 
FlagstaffU   
NEW YORK
New York CityUL  
Buffalo  C 
HamptonsU   
WISCONSIN
MilwaukeeULC 
MadisonUL  
GreenBayU   
WASHINGTON
SeattleULCS
SpokaneUL  
VancouverU   
TENNESSEE
NashvilleULC 
Memphis LC 
KnoxvilleU   
ALASKA
AnchorageU   
HalifaxU   
Little RockU   
KANSAS
Kansas CityU C 
WichitaU   
PENNSYLVANIA
PittsburghULC 
PhiladelphiaU   
NEW MEXICO
AlbuquerqueUL  
Santa FeU   
NEBRASKA
LincolnUL  
OmahaUL  
MINNESOTA
MinneapolisULC 
St Paul  C 
KENTUCKY
LexingtonUL  
LouisvilleUL  
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma CityUL  
TulsaUL  
LOUISIANA
New OrleansU C 
Baton RougeU   
INDIANA
IndianapolisUL  
South BendU   
MISSOURI
St LouisU C 
ColumbiaU   
ILLINOIS
ChicagoULCS
Bloomington  C 
GEORGIA
AtlantaULC 
AthensU   
NEVADA
Las VegasU   
RenoU   
CONNECTICUT
Fairfield CountyUL  
HAWAII
HonoluluULC 
UTAH
Salt Lake CityUL  
NEW JERSEY
New Jersey ShoreUL  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WashingtonULCS
UNDEFINED
AuburnU   
IDAHO
BoiseU   
VERMONT
BurlingtonU   
ALABAMA
TuscaloosaU   
ARKANSAS
FayettevilleU   
IOWA
Des MoinesU C 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
ManchesterU   
MISSISSIPPI
OxfordU   
MAINE
PortlandU   
RHODE ISLAND
ProvidenceUL  

Methodology

Cities are taken from Sidecar, Uber, Lyft and Curb websites, and manually edited where different names were used for the same geographic area.

This post was updated on Nov 21 with new cities provided by Lyft.

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