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Lyft will pay you $550 to ditch your car for a month

Lyft will pay you $550 to ditch your car for a month

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  • Haven't tried using Uber or Lyft for a month but it seems that would be more expensive. The $500 credit in a place like Chicago may not go so for.

  • Our automobile dependence has been aggressively reinforced for decades by lobbyists from the oil and automotive industries. We must start to build more transportation options that are not personally owned vehicles.

    This is a bold move by Lyft and I truly hope it pays off. The USA is the only first

    Our automobile dependence has been aggressively reinforced for decades by lobbyists from the oil and automotive industries. We must start to build more transportation options that are not personally owned vehicles.

    This is a bold move by Lyft and I truly hope it pays off. The USA is the only first world nation I can think of without a reliable, nationally-connected public transit system.

  • Under no circumstances would this work for somebody who needs a car normally - you could easily spend $40 a day on cars if you weren't careful which gives you about a week with their $300 limit, so unless you're rationing aggressively and taking roundabout transportation to get everywhere you would normally

    Under no circumstances would this work for somebody who needs a car normally - you could easily spend $40 a day on cars if you weren't careful which gives you about a week with their $300 limit, so unless you're rationing aggressively and taking roundabout transportation to get everywhere you would normally drive to, you're SOL. And what exactly is the incentive for someone to completely disrupt their life for a month? A tight budget and slanted publicity? No thanks...

  • If I live in Chicago and I own a vehicle (that resides in New Jersey) will that count? 😉

  • This paragraph is key: “Shared ride services such as UberPool, Uber Express Pool, and Lyft Shared Rides, while touted as reducing traffic, actually add mileage to city streets, Schaller concluded. Even with these shared services, ride-hailing apps put 2.6 new vehicle miles on the road for each mile of

    This paragraph is key: “Shared ride services such as UberPool, Uber Express Pool, and Lyft Shared Rides, while touted as reducing traffic, actually add mileage to city streets, Schaller concluded. Even with these shared services, ride-hailing apps put 2.6 new vehicle miles on the road for each mile of personal driving removed, for an overall 160 percent increase in driving on city streets.”

    Ridesharing services have for years played up how much better they are for the environment and society, but the data shows otherwise. Lyft’s PR stunt feels empty and hypocritical in the face of real data.

  • If the world was a trustworthy place I don't think I have a problem with this. But, as it goes I don't even trust my own kid to drive my car correctly. People are so obsessed with getting places quickly that they don't even care what damage they're doing to their cars, even when they pay for it. I take

    If the world was a trustworthy place I don't think I have a problem with this. But, as it goes I don't even trust my own kid to drive my car correctly. People are so obsessed with getting places quickly that they don't even care what damage they're doing to their cars, even when they pay for it. I take care of my vehicle, I can't see letting a stranger take it and do what they want with it.

  • I would love to receive $500.00 credit for a month. Who could refuse such an offer. If every city increased the amount of car pooling used for one month. Do you think our sky might look a tiny bit different in some areas. A step forward regardless of the size is always a step. Hope rekindled continues to light each spark.

  • I often wondered if this service would be cheaper than car expenses. It could be cheaper for a retiree but it may be more an issue of time inefficiency.

  • A whole month? That would be a tough one. America depends on their cars.