Ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft may seem more prevalent than ever in San Francisco, but more than half of city residents don’t use such vehicles for transportation.
That’s according to survey data conducted last year, but released this week, by the City Controller’s Office, which found nearly 60 percent of San Francisco residents have never taken an Uber, Lyft or another ride-hail.
The survey’s sample size was more than 2,000 residents, but some questions were alternated. The sample size for the questions on ride-hails, called Transportation Network Companies in California, was slightly over 1,000 residents and was conducted by phone.
Of those surveyed, 2 percent said they use ride-hails daily, 6 percent several times a week, and 7 percent several times a month.
City Controller Ben Rosenfield said the survey results show ride-hail users tend to be younger, earn more money, more frequently use public transportation and live in the northern part of The City, compared to the general population.
The greatest number of ride-hail users live in District 2, which includes the Marina District.
The only demographic data Lyft has shared in the past is that 60 percent of its passengers and 30 percent of its drivers are female, Paige Thelen, a company spokesperson, wrote in an email to the San Francisco Examiner.
“Our passenger audience also skews Millennial, but we don’t have any hard numbers to share in terms of the breakdown there,” she wrote.