Who are Lyft drivers? Well, we could go on for hours… The short version is that they’re Olympians, indie-rock keyboardists, tornado chasers, kindergarten teachers, and everything in between — each with their own story, just like our passengers. And when we put them together, it becomes less about getting from point A to point B, and more about the experience you have on the way. See what a few of our drivers do when they’re not behind the wheel.
Why Lyft? Some might say that is the ultimate question to ask to determine the mission, direction, and ultimately the spirit of the Lyft brand. The answer to that question is the reason Lyft strives to be the brand that everyone wants to be a part of. For me, the answer to this question was simple: It’s not every day that all of the ingredients for an amazing brand perfectly align and create a space where the potential and opportunity is entirely limitless.
Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City. We’ve finalized an agreement to offer immediate access to our friendly, affordable rides through a TLC-licensed model beginning at 7 p.m. Lyft will serve all corners of the city from Manhattan to Staten Island, starting with a limited beta launch and then a full rollout in coming weeks.
Today we agreed in New York State Supreme Court to put off the launch of Lyft's peer-to-peer model in New York City and we will not proceed with this model unless it complies with New York City Taxi and Limousine regulations.
In 2012, Lyft worked with insurance industry leaders to pioneer our $1M excess liability insurance coverage to protect our community members. We stand behind this policy that, from the beginning, was designed to drop down to the first dollar and act as primary in the case that a driver’s personal policy does not respond. Millions of rides later, the policy has worked as designed and provided excellent coverage for the community.
Lyft is proud of the safety and insurance innovations we've introduced to the ridesharing community. Strong background checks, 19-point vehicle inspections, real-time community ratings and a zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol and violence mean that both passengers and drivers feel safe in our community. Insurance is another important part of the equation, and we wanted to add additional detail to conversations happening across the country about how insurance and ridesharing work.
This Friday, your favorite pet-friendly ride is getting even friendlier. June 20th is Canine Coworkers Day and we’re celebrating by teaming up with Rover.com to create the best ride for you and your furry friend on the way to the office.
Lyft is launching in Honolulu, and we teamed up with Hawaiian Airlines to send two Seattle Lyft passengers on a surprise trip to Hawaii for their first anniversary. Another set of Lyft passengers nationwide could win a dream trip to O'ahu themselves, just by taking a Lyft ride anytime between June 5th and 12th.
Starting today, Lyft drivers will have exclusive access to a treasure trove of perks and discounts through a partnership with AnyPerk. Just as our delight Lyft’s passengers every single day, we're thrilled to show our appreciation and give them another reason to proudly wear the 'stache.