April 22 is Earth Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the cities and environments in which we live. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in Earth Day, making it the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
As a growing part of the transportation ecosystem, we are holding ourselves accountable to being part of the solution. That’s why, in honor of Earth Day, we are bringing back Ditch Day to help Austinites reduce their carbon footprints and ease congestion on our crowded roads.
We’re excited to welcome the City of Austin Transportation Department & City of Austin Office of Sustainability to our growing Ditch Day Partnership! These organizations join our existing members Lyft, Capital Metro, Movability, and the Downtown Austin Alliance to work together to address transportation issues in Austin.
“Ditch Day provides an opportunity for Austinites to rethink the ways in which we move around our city. For many, using multiple forms of transportation is a better option than driving alone in a car,” says Chad Ballentine, VP Demand Response and Innovative Mobility, Capital Metro. “Cap Metro is proud to partner with Lyft on Ditch Day, because public-private partnerships like these help increase access to public transportation and make Austin a more connected, affordable and equitable place to live.”
On April 22, reclaim your commute in honor of Earth Day and:
Cancel out your carbon emissions. Lyft is fully carbon neutral and offers Shared rides.
Contribute to taking cars off of the road and reducing traffic.
Enjoy less stress from driving in heavy traffic.
Forget about parking headaches.
*Why Shared Rides? Shared rides help fill the empty seats in cars with riders going in the same direction - reducing emissions and providing a cheaper option for passengers.
Get Lyft Credit and a Free Capital Metro Pass
Enter DITCHDAY2 in the ‘Promos’ section of your Lyft app for 25% off of two Lyft Shared rides on April 22. Or, click here.
You can also get your Free Capital Metro day pass here ›
And if you post on social media with hashtag #DitchDayAtx, you could win $100 in Lyft credit. Happy ditching, Austin!