Lyft City Works
Let’s build cities around people, not cars. In partnership with our community of drivers, riders, local activists, and city leaders, we’ll work to achieve maximum positive impact with a special eye toward improving transportation access and equity.
We work in service of cities, and all those who have dedicated themselves to shaping them before us. Now, we’re committing a minimum of $50 million a year (or 1% of profits, whichever is greater) to continue improving city life through grassroots transportation initiatives.
Lack of transportation access can be a major barrier in people's everyday lives — including when they need to get to job interviews, healthcare appointments, and even to the polls to vote. Lyft provides free and reduced-price rides to people who need them most, such as medical patients, low-income seniors, veterans in transition, and victims of natural disasters.
Develop transportation infrastructure
Increasing mobility is a proven way to boost economic opportunity for lower-income residents lacking in transportation options. In partnership with local governments, transit agencies, and nonprofit organizations, Lyft is helping cities quickly and efficiently expand their transportation infrastructure. From bikes and scooters to transit and shared rides, we can create connections within and between communities.
Create a clean-energy future
Livable cities and a healthy planet go hand in hand. Lyft delivers significant environmental benefits through our commitment to 100% clean energy, expanding the number of electric vehicles on the road, and every Lyft ride is fully carbon neutral. We invest heavily in products minimizing single-occupancy rides, such as Shared Saver rides and Lyft Bikes & Scooters. We also collaborate closely with local and national advocacy groups to fight for climate action and more green space in our cities.
Launching Lyft City Works LA
Working with civic leaders and nonprofit organizations, Lyft is providing transportation, developing infrastructure, and reducing emissions in Los Angeles, — one of our largest markets and where the seed for our company was born.
Disaster recovery efforts
During natural disasters and times of crisis, our Wheels for All program helps people travel safely to shelters, hospitals, evacuation centers, and blood donation centers.
Access to healthy food
In the DC metro area, Lyft partnered with community nonprofit leader, Martha’s Table, to launch the Lyft Grocery Access Program to give residents living in food deserts access to fresh and healthy foods.
As one of the world’s largest voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets, we’ve committed to offsetting over a million metric tons of carbon annually — making Lyft a fully carbon-neutral company
During the 2018 midterm elections, Lyft helped with voter registration and provided discounted rides to vote across the country, including free rides to people who lack transportation options in their neighborhoods.