It’s no secret that living in New York City can be a hectic experience. Between the chaos on the streets and the mayhem of a non-stop schedule, even the most focused of folks would tire out quickly. I’ve lived here over ten years now and it wasn’t until Uber came along that I felt like something was working in favor of my schedule. Uber helped eliminate some of the biggest pain points of getting around the City: like managing unpredictable subway times, combatting inconsistent weather, and lack of service to accomplish digital tasks on-the-go. And during New York Fashion Week last month, my gratitude was felt ten-fold.
The window of time between fashion shows is often just minutes, so being able to rely on transportation becomes paramount. Uber’s ability to schedule rides – from 15 min up to 30 days in advance – meant I could have a driver waiting on me immediately when the show lets out – and it also left me free of fighting the other hundreds of show-goers for the limited number of taxis outside. I stroll out, climb into my waiting car, and flash a smile at those still trying to hail a ride. (Amateurs, right? Kidding kidding.)
Another way Uber gave me peace of mind during NYFW was in the fact that it runs 24/7 all year long. Not only did I not have to worry that I wouldn’t make it to the event on time, but getting home after a long day (when I’m beyond exhausted and craving my bed) is breezy. Typically, I’ll share a ride home with friends who live close by – we’ll snag an uberX (a super affordable option) and use Uber’s Split Fare option as a quick and painless way for all of us to chip in on the final fare.
Uber has also implemented a new “Multiple Destination” option so you and your friends can get dropped off at up to 2 spots before your final destination with no hassle. Honestly, this is the feature I’ve probably used the most in the last few weeks because I usually have a friend begging to get picked up on the way to an event or show… and because I’m *such* a good friend, I’ll give in. [wink]
I know a lot of you already use Uber to save yourself time on the daily, but if you haven’t checked it out – it’s about time you did… your busy calendar will thank you!
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.