Lyft is increasing its Ladies+ Join program to many new cities. This system was initially launched in 2017, however now it is being rolled out on a a lot bigger scale.
Ladies+ Join connects feminine and non-binary riders with drivers of comparable identities and vice versa. That is an opt-in function designed to reinforce security throughout rides and appeal to ladies and non-binary individuals to turn into drivers on the platform. Lyft says practically half of its riders are ladies, however ladies make up solely 23% of its drivers.
Here is the way it works: You flip the function on and it connects you to the precise driver based mostly on the gender you entered while you signed up. For drivers, it makes use of the gender related to the license on file. If there aren’t any feminine or non-binary drivers in search of a fare, you may nonetheless be matched with a male driver so you are not standing exterior within the chilly.
This system is simply obtainable in a handful of cities, together with Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco. That is clearly an enormous success for Lyft, with the corporate noting that 2.4 million riders have used Ladies+ Join since its launch in September, and greater than half of its certified drivers have began utilizing the service. It additionally stated that this function has the very best satisfaction price amongst all driver instruments launched by the corporate.
Ladies+ Join launches at this time in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and extra. Test the app to see if the function is accessible the place you reside.
That is the newest device that the ride-sharing platform has not too long ago adopted to enhance security and cut back situations of Uber, thereby making the job of safety personnel simpler. The platform has additionally began recording audio throughout journey.