Lyft has today announced that it is expanding its most affordable ‘Shared Saver’ ride option to three new markets across North America, including Toronto. Starting today, riders in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Toronto will have access to more affordable Lyft Shared rides.
For those who aren’t familiar, Shared Saver asks riders to simply walk up to a few blocks in order to ensure drivers are taking the most efficient route to their destination and in return, they see fares significantly lower than Lyft’s other rideshare offerings.
With Shared Saver, users can ride for up to 30% less and save up to $75 CAD/month, whereas the drivers get to make the same amount with Shared Saver as with standard Shared rides.
Here’s how it works:
- Set your destination and then set your ride type to ‘Shared Saver’ (under the Shared tab).
- Tap ‘Confirm pickup area’ (to see where you might be walking) to request your ride.
- When your Shared Saver is confirmed, we’ll notify you where to walk (less than a few blocks).
- Once you’re in the ride and we find your drop-off point, we’ll show you where to walk.
Shared Saver is already available in Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.