UPDATE: Rideshare is ON. The California court has granted our request for a further stay, so our rideshare operations can continue uninterrupted, for now. Thanks to the tens of thousands of drivers, riders, and public officials who urged California to keep rideshare available for so many people who depend on it.
Lyft’s rideshare suspension in California
As a result of a court order, we’ll be suspending rideshare throughout California at 11:59 PM PT on Thursday, August 20. We did everything we could to prevent this from happening and keep Lyft available for you, but it wasn’t possible to overhaul our business model and operations in ten days. An overwhelming majority of drivers don’t want us to make these changes either, because they would fundamentally alter how rideshare works, who is able to drive, and when.
We know that millions of people across the state depend on Lyft — from our community of drivers who earn by giving rides, to the essential workers and local residents who take those rides to work or the store — and we’re concerned about how this will impact all of them. Learn more about why this is happening and what you can do about it.
You can still use the Lyft app to get around
Here are some other transportation options to help you until ridesharing returns in California.
Experience the Bay in a whole new way! Whether you’re in SF, San Jose, or the East Bay, our bikes are the way to go. Bay Wheels bikes and ebikes are available in the app, starting at just $2 per ride.
Two blocks or two miles, Lyft scooters are the latest, affordable way to get you where you’re going — and have some fun while you’re at it. Available in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, UCLA, and San Diego.
Rent a car for road trips, errands, or weekend escapes — right from the app. Lyft Rentals is a new car rental program that eliminates paperwork and waiting at the counter, so you can just pick your car up and go. We currently have rental lots in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with more locations coming soon.
Check local bus, train, and ferry schedules in your app, plus get directions for the best public transit route to your destination. Available for all major transit agencies in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
You can help us change this
Vote YES on Proposition 22 in November. Help us pass this ballot measure, so drivers can maintain the flexibility to work when and how they want, and also receive the important benefits they’ve asked for.
If we had to overhaul our business model, riders would almost certainly experience dramatic changes too — prices would go up, wait times would increase, and service would not be available in many areas. This would result in thousands of Californians being stranded without affordable and dependable transportation at a time when travel options are limited.
Drivers have told us they don’t want to be employees and we believe voters should make this decision, not the courts or politicians. Please sign up to join the campaign today.
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