If your area is under the Lockdown or under the stay-at-home guidelines, then it is a better option to avoid ride-sharing applications like Lyft and Uber. But not everybody has the same or other options. The latest update about share riding is that both the companies have suspended all the carpooling and shared rides as the precautionary measure during this outbreak.
Some individuals may need rides to carry out some essential works. In that condition, they are finding affordable rides for reaching the destination because personal vehicles are not allowed to run on the roads according to the stay-at-home guidelines.
Lyft is online American ridesharing headquartered in San Francisco, and they are operating in approximately 12 cities in Canada and 644 cities in the United States (According to their official website). The Lyft offers scooter rides, car rides, bicycle-sharing system, and has also provided food delivery in a well-planned manner.
As you all know that during this pandemic, everyone needs an accurate solution, and Lyft is trying to offer a simple explanation of this situation. They are going to provide the “Wait and Save” option to their riders of Canada and the United States.
The name of this offer is sufficient enough to tell you that the rider has to wait a little bit longer than usual to get the affordable and comfortable ride. If you wait, you will save some amount on the trip. Standard rates are applicable no matter in which situation the driver is driving.
The official website of the Cab company has quoted that “Riders can see the Wait and Save option in their respective application just aside of the standard ride modes. If the rider is booking the ride from the Wait and Save option, then they have to pay less than the standard ride, but they have to pay a little longer for boarding the Cab.” This new option in the Lyft application can allow the rider to get the best-located driver. Doubtless, sometimes the rider needs quicker pickup and drop facility, so the standard ride is always open. They can book their rides from the application, and for their convivence, estimated time of arrival is always visible on the screen of the application, when you booked any ride.
According to Lyft, two-fifth of their total rides in the united stated either end or began in low-income areas. They are very much aware that several individuals rely on their services for trips to get medicine and groceries from the stores and also for the necessary trips.
They are also evaluating all the essential options to make sure that the riders of the Lyft application will get the affordable and comfortable ride.
During this health outbreak, Uber is playing its parts fluently. They are offering free transportation to the frontline workers and helping some others to provide free food deliveries to their respondents—also, they doing their best to combat this pandemic.