The City of Cincinnati is now designating nine locations as "rideshare zones" for drop-off and pickup. These locations in the Central Business District, Over-the-Rhine and at The Banks are intended to improve safety and mobility downtown for passengers using Uber, Lyft and taxis. Passengers are still permitted to drop-off and pick up as they have previously in areas outside the designated rideshare zones.

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The global carpooling market is expected to more than double by 2025. In Cincinnati and across the nation, it remains fairly low. The environmental group Cincinnati 2030 District is encouraging more people to do it and recently held a meeting about corporate carpooling.

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on rules and regulations for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft.  

A committee approved the ordinance Tuesday after a lengthy debate.  

A council aide said the measure will allow the city to provide a 21st century public transportation service.  

“Over Lyft should stay in Cincinnati because it is a safe, efficient way to move around the city,” said Christy Mitchell who drives for Lyft.  “It builds community and is a positive influence in our area.”

Some Cincinnati council members are still debating proposed city regulations for ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  

The Major Transportation committee Tuesday delayed a vote on such an ordinance.  

Vice Mayor David Mann said he has concerns with pages-long terms and conditions for each service.  He does not like limits on negligence liability and waiving the right to a jury trial to settle any claims.