The emergence of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a potentially useful addition to Canberra’s urban transport options.
Canberra faces unique transport challenges. Car ownership rates are higher in the ACT than in most states, despite almost all of the population living in the Canberra urban area. But with population predicted to almost double by 2061 other transport is required. At current rates of ownership Canberra’s future population would have an additional 124,000 cars by 2040, enough fill a parking lot the size of the entire Parliamentary Triangle.