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Riding Together: Introducing the Lyft Multimodal Report

Zachary Kizer - Apr 15, 2021

Shared bikes and scooters have seen tremendous growth in recent years — and with it, greater potential for social impact in the communities we serve. In 2020, over 1.8 million new riders tried Lyft’s shared bikes and scooters. These sustainable, affordable micromobility options enhance urban transportation networks and make it easier for people to get around without owning a car. It’s why in 2018, Lyft acquired Motivate, North America’s largest bikeshare operator, and added shared scooters as a convenient and fun option for short trips. Today, Lyft operates shared micromobility in 15 markets with our local city partners.  

We’re proud to publish the first Lyft Multimodal Report, an important illustration of our impact across race, gender, and socioeconomic status, including critical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report draws on survey responses from thousands of riders across the country to learn who they are and how they’re getting around. We’re encouraged by the results: 

Enhance mobility access in underserved communities.

  • 53% of Lyft’s shared micromobility riders identify as members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups. 

  • The median household income of Lyft’s shared micromobility riders is $56,000

  • In New York City’s Citi Bike system, 49% of first-time riders in 2020 were women. The share of rides taken by women in this system grew nearly 25% from 2019 to 2020.

  • 31% of Lyft’s bikeshare stations are located in low-income areas, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Members of Lyft’s reduced-fare bikeshare and shared scooter programs rely on micromobility to get around: they take 12% more rides than standard members.

Provide a resilient mobility option during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 28% of Lyft’s shared micromobility riders took more trips during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 44% of Lyft’s shared micromobility riders said it would have been difficult or even impossible for them to access essential services throughout the pandemic without shared micromobility.

  • Through Lyft’s Critical Workforce Program, essential workers have taken over 1.1M rides to date. 80% of these riders were brand new members to Lyft’s micromobility services.

Connect with public transit and encourage sustainable travel behaviors.

  • 79% Lyft’s shared micromobility riders have used shared micromobility to connect to public transit.

  • 54% of Lyft’s shared micromobility riders do not own or lease a personal vehicle. Among bikeshare members, this figure is 70%.

  • Lyft’s shared micromobility riders own over half a million fewer vehicles because of the availability of shared micromobility services. 

By providing riders with the best way to enjoy different mobility options in one place, Lyft delivers what people really want: the true freedom to ride. Lyft has the opportunity to deliver one of the most significant shifts to society since the advent of the car. We’re excited to see how our integration of transit, bikes, and scooters will continue to bring us closer to our vision of cities for people.

Check out the full report here

Forward-Looking Statements 

Certain statements contained in this announcement are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the securities laws, including statements about Lyft’s programs and initiatives and shared micromobility services. Such statements, which are not of historical fact, involve estimates, assumptions, judgments and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements. Such factors are detailed in Lyft’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake an obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect future events, except as required by applicable law.