Lyft Day in San Francisco

We’re excited to share that SF Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed this past Saturday, July 13, Lyft Day in San Francisco!

This wonderful recognition shows that city leaders see the value of what you’ve helped build, making transportation in SF safer, friendlier, and more sustainable.

Deputy Innovation Officer Shannon Spanhake presented the proclamation on behalf of the Mayor’s office this weekend at our Summer Block Party, as thousands of members of the Lyft SF community gathered to celebrate one year of shared rides and new friends. The proclamation demonstrates the power of government and business working together collaboratively to innovate and improve quality of life in cities.

From the beginning, our goal has been to make communities more connected, and we’re delighted to receive this honor acknowledging your contributions to making that vision a reality in San Francisco and beyond. 

Here’s the full text of the proclamation: 


City and County of San Francisco

WHEREAS, Lyft is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, July 13th at the SOMA StrEAT Park in San Francisco; and

WHEREAS, Lyft was co-founded by John Zimmer and Logan Green in San Francisco in 2012, and has since grown to six cities in the U.S., employing more than 80 people; and

WHEREAS, through its technology platform, Lyft has connected hundreds of thousands of people in San Francisco to shared rides with community drivers; and

WHEREAS, Lyft has demonstrated the intent and commitment to work collaboratively with the California Public Utilities Commission, the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco International Airport and other state and local agencies to address and ensure standards of safety and customer service, and;

WHEREAS, Lyft and ridesharing support the City of San Francisco’s commitment to innovation and sustainability and promote transportation alternatives to individual private car ownership; and

WHEREAS, as a member of BayShare, Lyft is actively partnering with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management’s Sharing Economy Emergency Preparedness initiative to connect people in need with resources and assistance following a major disaster or emergency; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, in recognition of the company’s first birthday, do hereby proclaim July 13, 2013 as…


in San Francisco!

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco to be affected.

Edwin M. Lee


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