Lyft Economic Impact Report

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59% of drivers would stop driving with app-based platforms if they lost their independence.

90% more likely

Lower-income riders are almost 90% more likely than higher-income riders to use Lyft to find transportation to work.


Lyft riders own over 9 million fewer cars because of rideshare.

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Lyft has been publishing an Economic Impact Report since 2015 to better understand who uses the Lyft platform and what they need and want. The below report is based on surveys of thousands of drivers and riders.

Drivers are busy people. They need independence and flexible schedules to earn around their other commitments. The Lyft platform provides them with that ability.

The Lyft platform improves access to transportation for riders of all incomes and identities - especially those who have been historically underserved.

Learn more about the people who use the Lyft platform in our annual Economic Impact Report.

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In order to produce this report, Lyft fields major surveys of drivers and riders on the platform and leverages internal operating data. We employ rigorous methodological standards to all aspects of the report and publish a detailed methodological supplement for interested readers.