This has been a year of incredible growth for Lyft. We celebrated our fifth birthday. Our service is now available to 95% of the US population — up from 54% at the beginning of the year. And we are now connecting passengers with drivers over 1 million times every single day.
Today, we’re happy to celebrate another milestone together: Lyft has now given over a half billion rides — that’s 500 million safe rides home and commutes simplified in communities all across the country. It’s truly a testament to our rapid growth this year.
It’s only October, but Lyft has already given more rides this year than in all previous years combined. While it took us four years to complete our first 100 million rides, we completed the last 100 million in just three months.
The day Lyft launched, we took a big bet on the power of community. Today, the strength of that community is what makes us so proud. We’re thankful to all Lyft drivers and passengers who have made 2017 our most successful year yet. Here’s to many more.