Free Lyft Ride
Lyft, a car service much like Uber, has grown to over 20 cities since launching in 2012 (see their current map). Distinguishable by bright pink mustaches, I’ve been seeing more and more of the cars on the road.
If you need a ride, whether while traveling or just as a way to get home after a little too much wine at dinner, they can be a good option. They often cost less than a cab and, given the condition of most city cabs I’ve been in, offer a cleaner, more pleasant ride.
And you don’t need to stand around trying to hail a taxi or to have cash on hand; requesting a ride and making payment are done through the app. I don’t think it’s just me, but often my attempts to pay a taxi driver by credit card are met with disdain. And while I have to believe it was a fluke, the last time I tried to hail a cab it literally took over 30 minutes – on Market Street in SF!
Lyft currently has a promotion offering a $25 credit toward your first ride. If you’re a new user, feel free to use my invite link (we’ll each get the credit):