The Uber/Lyft phenom. goes way beyond just people hopping into other people's cars instead of cabs. It's been a boon to bars, restaurants, concert venues, etc... People just plain go "out" a lot more thanks to the convenience and ease of ride sharing services. I know I sure do. And anybody who thinks taxis will just pop in and take over if(when) Uber/Lyft collapses, then they just don't understand how ride sharing works Vs. taxis. There really is no comparison. 15 million Uber rides a day worldwide. 15 million rides each and every day.