During the coronavirus pandemic, sharing a ride with a stranger was not an option anymore, but after a year of the feature being suspended, Lyft will once again let passengers share their rides.
The company announced the feature will be back on track starting next week, and shared rides will be available in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Denver starting on Monday, July 19th.
“As the country reopens, we want our most affordable ride option to be available to our riders,” Lyft’s President and Co-Founder John Zimmer said in a statement. After a year and a half without shared rides, people are going to love the updates we’ve made — no surprise pickups, know your full route before you get in, and a new option to book ahead.”
With the Lyft shared rides back, passengers will be able to book a shared ride and save money while being safe and environmentally friendly. Moreover, with the “no surprise pickups,” customers can book with the option of a number of stops ahead of time. Those willing to share a ride will also be able to efficiently split the costs via Venmo.